He added: “Grêmio appreciates the commitment and respect of the coach and his coaching staff during his tenure with the club”.
And Scolari, who returned for the fourth time at the helm of the technical direction of Gremio, became the second most-matched coach in the history of club with 385 games.
The former Brazil and Portugal coach commented on Gremio’s decision: “I will continue to be part of Gremio as I have always been, and I will remain so.”
The Gremio occupies the penultimate 19th place in championship with 23 points and is 5 points from the first survivor of the relegation in second division, the Santos.
Gremio had hired Scolari to succeed Thiago Nunech, after a series of negative results that led the team to last place with two points at the end of the tenth stage.
The Gremio has resorted to the services of Scolari, who is not linked to anyone club since last January, after a short period of three months at the Cruzeiro in second division.
Scolari, nicknamed “Filipao”, had already led the Gremio in 1987 and crowned with him the title of the state championship of Rio Grande do Sul, returned in 1993, and crowned with him the Copa Brasil in 1994, then the Copa Libertadores in 1995 and the Brazilian championship in 1996. The last period he was at the helm of the Gremio between 2014 and 2015, and his last title dates back to 2018, when he brought Palmeiras to the championship. It also led him to win the Copa Libertadores in 1999, the Brazilian Cup in 1998 and 2012, and the Mercosur Cup (now South American) in 1998.
Scolari supervised the formation of the Chinese team Guangzhou between 2015 and 2017, and crowned him champion of the local championship in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, and the Asian Champions League in 2015. Internationally, Scolari supervised the formation of the Brazilian national team between 2001 and 2002, during which he took him to the fifth world title in South Korea and Japan Then at the 2014 World Cup, when “Celesau” suffered a historic defeat in home against Germany in semifinal 1-7 before concluding the world marriage with a humiliating 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the match for third place.
Scolari also coached the Portuguese national team from 2002 to 2008 and led them to the European Cup final in home when they lost to Greece 0-1.
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