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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Flamengo hire ex-Colombia, Ecuador manager Reinaldo Rueda

Reinaldo Rueda led Atletico Nacional to the Copa Libertadores crosn last year.

Flamengo have appointed former Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras boss Reinaldo Rueda as the club's new manager.

Rueda replaces Ze Ricardo, who was let go by the Rio de Janeiro giants last week after a little more than a year in charge.

The 60-year-old Colombian most recently led South American powerhouse Atletico Nacional, where he won a Copa Libertadores and two league titles in his three years at the helm.

At national team level, Rueda managed Colombia's youth teams from 2002-04 before taking over the senior side for the following two years.

He then took the reins as Honduras coach from 2007-2010, which culminated in a berth at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, before moving to Ecuador, where he qualified La Tricolor for the 2014 edition in Brazil.

Rueda was on hand to watch Flamengo's 2-0 loss to Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte on Sunday, and officially signed his contract -- reported to run until the end of 2018 -- at the club's Gavea headquarters on Monday.

Flamengo currently sit seventh in the Brazilian first division table with 29 points, 18 behind league-leader Corinthians. Over 20 matches, the club have seven wins, eight draws and five losses with 27 goals scored and 21 against.

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