Internacional fires coach Fernandao

Internacional fired manager Fernandao on Tuesday, just two matches before the end of the Brasileiro season.

The 34-year-old Fernandao was named coach in July, but Internacional went just 9-9-8 under its former player. Three consecutive losses have Internacional in seventh place and in danger of missing the Copa Libertadores.

Internacional Under-23 boss Osmar Loss will lead the club on an interim basis.