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Just Nine Days In The Job And Then Fired—Sporting Lisbon Manager

 

Just nine days in the job and Sporting Lisbon have fired their new manager Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The 49-year-old Serb had big plans for the troubled Portuguese side with doing better than last year as the first priority. However, before Mihajlovic would kick-start that dream journey, the club dismissed him on Wednesday night.

"Sporting have decided to end Mihajlovic's probationary period and cancel his contract," club president Jose Sousa Cintra said at a news conference.

"We will quickly seek a new coach, who should be presented by Monday."

Mihajlovic, a former Sampdoria, Inter Milan and Torino manager had signed a three-year contract on 18 June, just days before the dismissal of previous president Bruno de Carvalho.

According to BBC Sport, “a group 50 fans reportedly attacked players and staff in May, after the club missed out on a Champions League place on the final day of the season and nine players have terminated their contracts in response to the incident.”

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