Sporting Clube de Portugal have rewarded coach Ricardo Sá Pinto with a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2013.
The former Portugal forward, who had two spells as a Sporting player from 1994-97 and 2000-06, was originally appointed in a caretaker role following the dismissal of Domingos Paciência in February.
Sá Pinto wasted no time in bringing success to the club as the Lions fell just short of a landmark season - losing to Athletic Club in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, before suffering a 1-0 defeat by A. Académica de Coimbra in the Portuguese Cup final.
Sporting, who finished fourth in the league, will appear in qualifying for next season's UEFA Europa League.
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