Flamengo have hired coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo to improve the club’s fortunes.
Luxemburgo has replaced Silas, who was fired on Monday after leading Brazil’s most popular club to just one victory in 10 matches.
A former Brazil and Real Madrid coach, Luxemburgo was fired by Atletico Mineiro last month after failing to lift the club out of relegation zone.
Luxemburgo played for Flamengo between 1971-78 and briefly coached the team in 1990. He has won five Brazilian league titles.
Flamengo lie 15th in the 20-team league standings, three points above the relegation zone.