Football

Mihajlovic coach of ’probleemclub’ Sporting

LISBON – Sinisa Mihajlovic is the new coach of Sporting Lisbon.

Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The 49-year-old Serb signed a three-year contract. He is the successor of Jorge Jesus, who went on to champion Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia. The ex-international was as a coach, previously worked with AC Milan and Fiorentina. Also acted Mihajlovic as coach of the Serbian national team. In January, he was dismissed for Torino.

Sporting is currently in a deep crisis. Mid-may fell dozens of hooligans, the coach and players at the training complex of dissatisfaction about the sports business. Since then nine players, among whom the Portuguese internationals Rui Patricio, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes and Gelson Martins, their departure announced. Also Bas Dost, who, during the storming of a head wound suffered, has to terminate his contract asked for.

Last week was chairman Bruno de Carvalho from his post is relieved. He is fighting that decision, however, and refuses to steps.

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