Rio De Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes has agreed to coach defending Brazilian Serie A champions Cruzeiro, the club said.
The 53-year-old replaces former Real Madrid boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was sacked by the Belo Horizonte outfit on Monday after a poor run of results, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
“For me, it’s an honour to work with a great club like Cruzeiro,” Menezes said on Cruzeiro’s official website.
“I am fulfilling a long-held dream. In the next few hours I will begin working with the team to start our recovery.”
Cruzeiro are currently 16th in Brazil’s 20-team Serie A standings with just six wins from 21 matches this season.
Menezes, who coached Brazil from 2010 to 2012, has also had spells in charge of Gremio, Corinthians and Flamengo.