There’s been yet more chaos in the career of ex-Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos as Santos sack Uruguayan manager Diego Aguirre.

The move comes just days after the Colombian striker, 28, was unveiled at the Brazilian side and just 24 hours after Alfredo Morelos made his Santos debut.

The former Rangers striker came off the bench in the club’s latest Campeonato defeat – a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Cruzeiro – which leaves the side 17th in the table.

Currently heading towards relegation, the legendary Brazilian side have chosen to act with Santos manager Diego Aguirre now falling victim to the chop.

Remarkably, the former Uruguay striker has only been in charge for just over a month with the manager’s return of four defeats in five matches deemed not good enough by the Santos hierarchy.

It means the man who signed Alfredo Morelos for Santos has now left the club with Marcelo Fernandes set to take interim charge for Monday’s clash with Bahia.

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Santos sack manager days after signing Alfredo Morelos

“By decision of the Management Committee and the football coordinator, coach Diego Aguirre no longer commands the Santos Futebol Clube professional team,” reads a statement.

“The coach was informed of the decision by technical coordinator Alexandre Gallo, on Friday afternoon (15).

“The assistant coaches, Juan Verzeri and Juan Andres Iraola, and the physical trainers Fernando Piñatares and Ignácio Piñatares also leave their positions.

“Santos FC thanks you for the services provided and wishes you good luck in new challenges.

“In the match against Bahia, on Monday (18), Marcelo Fernandes leads the team on an interim basis.”

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Santos striker Alfredo Morelos is beginning to find out the hard way that life after Rangers isn’t always as rosy as some believe it will be!

The former Ibrox striker remains fondly thought of at Ibrox but a downturn in form over the last few seasons and questions over Morelos’ attitude and commitment have blighted his career.

Let’s hope the Ibrox star can get back on track in South America with all eyes on who Santos will appoint as manager to avoid relegation from the Brazilians top flight.

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