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Football: Rivaldo announces manager's sacking via Instagram

Published on Feb 27, 2014 10:30 PM

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Rivaldo, creative as a player, showed the same creativity on Thursday as chairman of Mogi Mirim, the small club he runs, when he announced he was sacking the manager - via Instagram.

He fired Ailton after the club lost 0-2 to Portuguesa on Wednesday night, their third defeat in five games.

"It is not easy to put together a team quickly for a championship as tough as the Paulista," the former Brazil international said in a post on the photo-sharing app.

"And I'd like to say that it wasn't his fault, but when the results don't come we need changes to get the players going again and as president that was the decision I had to take after the game at the Caninde (stadium)."

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