Former Brazil winger Renato to coach Fluminense

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23: Former Brazil international winger Renato Gaucho has been appointed coach of Fluminense for a fourth time.

The 50-year-old agreed to terms with Fluminense officials during a meeting here Sunday, reports Xinhua.

He replaces Dorival Junior, who was one of three managers sacked by the Rio club in 2013, following Abel Braga and Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

Renato, who also led the club in 2002-03, 2007-08 and 2009, this year coached Gremio to second in Brazil’s Serie A championship.

Fluminense are expected to officially announce the appointment during a press conference Monday.

IANS