Football: Domingos Paciencia leaves Sporting - Lisbon
File Photos. Eight and a half months after being presented in Alvalade Stadium, Domingos Paciencia is no longer coach of Sporting. Lisbon, Portugal. Images taken in 2011-2012
Eight and a half months after being presented in Alvalade Stadium, Domingos Paciencia is no longer coach of Sporting. Ricardo Sa Pinto is suposed to be the successor.
Sporting has officially terminated the contract with the coach Domingos Paciencia in a statement to Portuguese Stock Market Commission (CMVM). The "lions" also confirm that Ricardo Sa Pinto, until now coach of the U-19, assumes command of the senior squad of Sporting, with a contract valid until June 30, 2013.
The resignation of Domingos Paciencia, 43, comes in the shockwaves of defeat (0-2) suffered by the Sporting, before Maritimo Funchal. The "lions" occupy the fourth place ranking, with the same points of Maritimo. The team is already eight points far from Sporting de Braga, third place and 18 points behind leader Benfica.