(Reuters) – Argentine coach Ariel Holan resigned as boss of Santos on Monday, two months after taking over and a day after supporters protested a poor run of form by letting off fireworks outside his home, the club said.
Santos lost 2-0 at home to arch rivals Corinthians in Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday, their third defeat in a row.
Holan “said the fruits of his work were not appearing and that it was best to leave,” Santos president Andres Rueda told reporters.
Holan, 60, signed a three-year contract in February to lead a young team that was further weakened with the weekend sale of key winger Yeferson Soteldo to Toronto FC.
Holan had previously enjoyed success with Independiente in Argentina and Universidad Catolica in Chile.
He is the second Santos coach to leave the club this year after Brazilian Cuca departed in February.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Christian Radnedge)