Just over a month after taking over as Gremio coach, Julinho Camargo's time in Porto Alegre has come to an end.
The 2-2 draw with Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday evening was the straw that broke the camel's back and the 40-year-old has already been replaced by Celso Roth.
Gremio's director of football Paulo Pelaipe met with president Paulo Odone early in the morning and the decision was made to dismiss Julinho, a month and three days after he took charge.
The former Internacional assistant tasted victory just once since taking over from Renato Gaucho and he is replaced by another ex-Internacional man in Roth, who won the Copa Libertadores before being sacked earlier this year.
Julinho leaves Gremio 15th in the Brazilian Campeonato and they travel to Palmeiras this weekend with their new head coach aiming for instant success.
"We will not look at less than the title, that is what we have to set our sights on," he said in a hastily assembled press conference.
"We don't have much time before the first game but we need to prepare as well as we can. Today we kept to schedule but on Friday we will talk tactics."
This is Roth's fourth stint in charge of Gremio, with his spell between 1998 and 1999 the most successful, producing a Campeonato Gaucho title and one Copa Sul.