Botafogo sack coach Felipe Conceicao

2018-02-11 03:47:52 GMT2018-02-11 11:47:52(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Two-time Brazilian Serie Achampions Botafogo have sacked coach Felipe Conceicao after justseven matches in charge.

Club officials confirmed the decision following Botafogo's 3-1loss to Flamengo in the semifinals of the Guanabara Cup onSaturday.

The result followed a 2-1 defeat to Aparecidense in the Copa doBrasil last Tuesday, a result that eliminated the Rio de Janeirooutfit from the tournament.

Conceicao was appointed Botafogo's head coach in December afterthe departure of Jair Ventura, under whom he worked as anassistant.

The 38-year-old guided the team to two wins, three draws and twolosses.