Rio de Janeiro: Former Middlesbrough and Brazil international midfielder Doriva has quit as coach of Santa Cruz, just 10 weeks after taking charge of the Brazilian Serie A club.
 
In a statement on their Facebook page, Santa Cruz said the 44-year-old resigned after a meeting with club directors on Thursday,reports Xinhua.
 
The announcement was made after a 1-0 loss to Botafogo on Wednesday, a result that left them second-last in the 20-team standings and facing almost certain relegation.
 
Promoted from Serie B last season, Santa Cruz are mired in a financial crisis amid reports that players and coaching staff have not been paid since May.
 
First Published | 21 October 2016 2:04 PM
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