Ricardo Sa Pinto is the new coach of Legia Warsaw. That has the Polish champion on Monday confirmed. The 45-year-old Portuguese signed a contract for three seasons. Assistant Rui Mota, fysical coach Guilherme Gomes and goalkeeper coach Ricardo Pereira followed their countryman to his new club.
Sa Pinto led last season Standard to bekerwinst and a second place in the league, but still had to make way for Michel Preud’homme. Previously he was at Sporting Lisbon (2012), Red Star Belgrade (2013), OFI Crete (2013-2014), Atromitos (2014-2015) and Belenenses (2015) at the helm.
Legia won last season, its thirteenth national championship, the third in a row. In the current league is the club after four game days with seven points, only the fifth. That and the disastrous results in Europe, it took the Croatian trainer Dean Klafuric the head. In the Champions League was Legia in the second round eliminated by the Slovakian Spartak Trnava. In the third qualifying round of the Europa League must Legia Thursday, still full to the bucket against the null Dudelange from Luxembourg a 1-2 deficit to pick up.