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Argentine Crespo sacked by Sao Paulo

Argentine Crespo sacked by Sao Paulo

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Sao Paulo have sacked former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo from his role as coach following a string of poor results, the Brazilian club announced on Wednesday, reports AFP. Crespo, 46, took over the Sao Paulo reins in February amongst much fanfare, just three weeks after leading modest Argentine side Defensa y Justicia to the Copa Sudamericana title. Crespo enjoyed a positive start in Brazil, leading Sao Paulo to their state title in May, ending a nine-year trophy drought. The former AC Milan and Chelsea forward played an attacking style but things took a turn for the worse at the start of the Brazilian championship this season, while his side bowed out of the Copa Libertadores in the quarter-finals. Crespo also had to deal with the sudden departure of veteran fullback Dani Alves in September due to a dispute with the club over unpaid wages.