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Dauto FaquiraCoach pays ultimate price for poor results

Vitoria Setubal have announced that the club have parted ways with head coach Dauto Faquira by mutual agreement.

The recent string of poor results were the main factor for the sacking, with the loss against Academica in the Carslberg Cup being the final straw.

Faquira joined the club on a two-year deal last summer from Estrela da Amadora, but has not lasted six months at the helm. He becomes the second coach this month to be relieved of his duties after Joao Eusebio was let go at Rio Ave.

Acting president Luis Lourenco made the official announcement at a press conference explaining the club’s decision and thanking Faquira for his dedicated service.

“I am here to announce that Vitoria and Dauto Faquira have reached a friendly accord to terminate his contract, and the same occurred with the rest of the coaching staff, Luis Queiros, Alexandre Santos and Gil Soares.

“Dauto Faquira worked tirelessly here and what he lacked was luck. We hope that he finds himself a new club to work at because he does not lack competence,” said Lourenco.

Carvalhal return?

As for his successor, many believe that former coach Carlos Carvalhal, who enjoyed a memorable season at the Bonfim last year before embarking on an ill-fated experience in Greece, may be given his old job back.

But Lourenco says he prefers to wait until after the club’s elections for a new president to make a decision on who will be handed the responsibility of overseeing the squad.

Former player and long-serving club member Carlos Cardoso will take up the post as head coach on an interim basis, until a full-time replacement is hired.

16 January 2009, by Marco Pereira

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