In recent news, Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon has sacked their newly appointed Serbian manager, Sinisa Mihajlovic, after only nine days. Mihajlovic previously coached Serie A clubs like AC Milan and Torino in the past. The club was going through a tough time the past few months, and it all started when they shockingly lost the Portuguese Cup final to Aves, a club who narrowly avoided relegation from Portugal’s top flight league known as the Primeira Liga.
After the loss against Aves, nine Lisbon players saw their contracts terminated, four of which played for the Portugal national team. It got worse when Lisbon President Bruno de Carvalho was told to give up his seat after being voted out by 71% of the club’s paying members.
It was De Carvalho who had appointed 49-year old Mihajlovic on a three-year contract just days before being forced to resign. De Carvalho was replaced by newly appointed interim president Jose Sousa Cintra, who decided to sack the newly appointed manager, citing the Serb’s decision to cut short the pre-season preparations as the main factor behind terminating his contract.
The eighteen-time Primeira Liga winners are going through a rough patch, and hardly anyone can predict what’s going to unfold in the near future. We as fans are hoping to see the club recover from this turmoil as soon as possible.
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