Gremio confirmed on Monday that the club has fired manager Caio Junior after just eight games in charge.

Junior arrived at Gremio in December, and although the team has lost only three of its first eight games under Junior, the members of the Gremio board were unhappy with the performances of the side.

Former player Roger Machado has been named as the caretaker manager, but it is believed that Vanderlei Luxemburgo is the favorite to land the job having been recently been let go by Flamengo.