Benfica sacks head coach after first match of the season

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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.