Flamengo announced Tuesday that it has hired Joel Santana to replace Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was relieved of his managerial duties last week due to a reportedly rocky relationship with star player Ronaldinho.

Santana has previously managed Flamengo, but left the club in 2008 to lead South Africa to the 2010 World Cup. He was instead fired from the Bafana- Bafana national team in late 2009.

The 63-year-old manager left his post at Bahia last week to accept the position at Flamengo.