Benfica sacks head coach after first match of the season

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lisbon, PortugalPortugal's most successful team, Benfica, have sacked their manager after the 1st match. They tied Leixões 1-1 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Santos becomes the 1st coach fired this season.

the club said in a statement on today 'Benfica have reached agreement with Fernando Santos to end his contract.' The contract was set for two years. Fernando Chalana, former Benfica player and a current member of the backroom staff, will be his temporary replacement.

Jose Antonio Camacho has been rumoured to return to the club. He coached the team to a 2nd place finish in 2004.