Sporting Lisbon Sack Mihaljovic After Nine Days As Manager

Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon have sacked their manager Sinisa Mihaljovic after just nine days at the helm.

The 49-year-old had signed a three-year deal to become manager last week Tuesday (June 18), five days before the dismissal of former president Bruno de Carvalho.

Sporting Lisbon have been under media scrutiny for the better part of the last few months due to incidents under the controversial reign of the aforementioned de Carvalho.

In May, a group of 50 fans reportedly attacked the club players on their training ground after they failed to qualify for the Champions League and the incident led to nine players terminating their respective contracts with the club.

Confirming Mihaljovic’s dismissal at a news conference, new club president Jose Sousa Cintra said: “Sporting have decided to end Mihajlovic’s probationary period and cancel his contract.”

“We will quickly seek a new coach, who should be presented by Monday.” He added.