About an hour after be fired by Palmeiras, coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo used his social networks to express his opinion about the club’s departure.
In a video posted early in the morning on Thursday, Luxa highlighted his achievements this season at Verdão and underscored the decision to send him away after three straight defeats in the Brazilian championship.
“Good night to all palmeirenses, to everyone who supported me and also to those who criticized. Respect and I really like the Palm Trees. I want to say that the invitation that Palmeiras gave me was for a reconstruction, a process of remodeling. And I set out to restructure the club “, he started.
“We were champions of the Paulista and Florida Cup, we led the Libertadores, we could even be the general leader, and, in the Brazilian, we were fighting at the top of the table and, after three straight losses, the decision was made to send me away” , followed.
“It’s part of football. I would like to thank the players, all the managers and partners who were with me there when working at Palmeiras and thank you for inviting me for the 5th time to be at the club. Thank you all very much and a big hug “, finished.
In his 5th stint at Palestra Itália, Luxembourg took over Verdão in December 2019 and won the São Paulo Championship in 2020.
He also commanded the promotion of several youths from the grassroots categories, such as Patrick de Paula and Gabriel Menino, who gained prominence in the cast.
However, the extremely inconsistent performance at the Brasileirão, a tournament in which Alviverde accumulated draws and now defeats, disappointed the board.
The captain leaves Palmeiras with 36 games, in which he added 17 wins, 14 draws and 5 losses.