After defeat to Marítimo last weekend Domingos Paciência has been fired from Sporting with Ricardo Sá Pinto to temporarily takeover.
Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD would like to make the following statement:
The Administration of Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD, has decided to terminate its contract with coach Domingos Paciência, for the reason that elimination from the group stages of the Portuguese Cup and 5th position in the current Liga Zon/Sagres campaign does not correspond with the Administration’s objectives for the first season of its mandate.
Furthermore, we would like to note that we have reached an agreement with coach Domingos Paciência, who we would like to thank for his professional manner and dedication towards Sporting Clube de Portugal. We wish him all the best in his future career.
The Administration of Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD has decided that Ricardo Sá Pinto will assume immediate responsibility for the role of first team coach, with a contract valid until June 2013.
The Administration of Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD
Although the club was indeed eliminated from the Taça da Liga and are under-performing in the league, Domingos did take his team to a Taça de Portugal final.
Recent results though were certainly not brilliant as of late, since 2012 Sporting have won just 2 of 10 games. It’s along time since the 10-game winning run of September and October.
Ricardo Sá Pinto will be in charge for his first game when Sporting take on Legia Warszawa in Poland on Thursday.
Same old, same old at Sporting.