The decision to dismiss coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo was taken by Palm Trees at a board meeting on Wednesday night, almost Thursday, at the Football Academy.
According to the ESPN, Luxa did not resign after the defeat by 3 to 1 to Coritiba, at Allianz Parque, in a game started at 18h.
The trainer even granted virtual press conference, which, for technical reasons, did not go live, but was made available by Verdão later on its social networks.
In the conversation, the commander spoke in a continuous tone, saying that Alviverde is going through a “reconstruction process” and even talking about what he would do soon to change the players’ attitude.
However, shortly after the interview was posted, the meeting at the Football Academy decided Luxembourg’s fate.
In the conversation of President Maurício Galiotte with his football directorate, the president decided that it was time to change the command.
Galiotte had been one of the biggest supporters of Luxa’s work, but, with the terrible performance shown by Palmeiras against Coxa, he understood that the time had come for change.
According to a report, it was not necessary to convince the speaker, who had already taken the decision to dismiss Vanderlei Luxemburgo before the meeting began.
With that, at 11:35 pm, Verdão made the coach’s departure official with a brief official note.
“Vanderlei Luxemburgo is no longer the coach of Palmeiras. After the departure of this Wednesday (14), the alviverde board met at the Football Academy and decided for the coach not to remain in the position. Palmeiras thanks Luxembourg for the work developed in his fifth spell at the club, in which he won the 2020 Paulista Championship “, he wrote.
Now, the Palestra Itália club goes to the market in search of a new coach, while Luxa says goodbye after 36 games, in which he added 17 wins, 14 draws and 5 losses.
The tendency is that the chosen commander is a Brazilian, and not a foreigner. However, there are still no defined targets.