Dorival named new Vasco coach

Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama have named Dorival Junior as the club's new coach following the resignation of Paulo Autuori.

Dorival will be officially presented to the media at Vasco's Sao Januario headquarters in Rio de Janeiro Thursday, reports Xinhua.

His appointment comes a day after Autuori quit the club, citing "serious" administrative problems and constant wage delays.

Dorival coached Vasco in 2009 and guided the club back to Brazil's top-flight after relegation in 2008.

He has since coached Santos, Atletico Mineiro, Internacional and Rio de Janeiro giants Flamengo, who sacked the 51-year-old in March after he refused a pay cut.


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