Other changes to take place this season have seen Marcelo Rospide replaced at Grêmio by the former national trainer of Peru, Paulo Autuori. Emerson Leao took over for Nelsinho Baptitsta at Sport Recife. Ricardo Gomes got the job at champions São Paulo after the sacking of Ramalho and after the transfer listing of Keirrison saw Wanderley Luxemburgo depart Palmeiras. The Big Green are currently being looked after by Jorghino.
Meawhile former Portsmouth player and Internacional star Andres D'Alessandro has been banned for 60 days by the Superior Tribunal of Sports Justice for his part in the fracas during the second leg of the Copa do Brasil final. D'Alessandro received the minimum punishment for an attempted aggression on Corinthians captain William during the game in Porto Alegre. The ban, which has been appealed by Internacional, will see D'Alessandro banned until September 12. Television footage of the match shows D'Alessandro, who had just been sent off, punching the air and calling defender William to fight before chasing him round the pitch like a big girls blouse. The match referee's report said he sent D'Alessandro off for kicking Corinthians' Cristian while he was on the ground waiting for attention from the physio. The Argentine was handed a one-match ban for that incident. Meanwhile Corinthians midfielder Elias and Internacional full back Kléber, who were also involved in the stupidity, were also suspended for one match. Both coaches, Mano Menzes of Corinthians and Internaional's Tite, who were dismissed for entering the field of play during the incident were cleared of any wrongdoing by the tribunal.