The official website for European football

Sá Pinto signs new contract at Sporting

Published: Friday 25 May 2012, 20.42CET
After guiding Sporting Clube de Portugal to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, Ricardo Sá Pinto has been rewarded with a one-year contract extension that will tie him to the club until 2013.
Sá Pinto signs new contract at Sporting
Ricardo Sá Pinto has been rewarded with a new contract ©AFP/Getty Images

UEFA.com features

The greatest teams of all time: AC Milan 1988-90
  • The greatest teams of all time: AC Milan 1988-90
  • France's Griezmann on 2010 Under-19 triumph
  • What Jorge Jesus will offer Sporting
  • Stadler: Experience can pay off for Austria
  • Porto signal intent with Imbula acquisition
  • Inter rebuild continues with Miranda signing
  • Europa League sides: ten things you didn't know
  • Khomukha on Russia's unique quest in Greece
  • The greatest teams of all time: Bayern 1973–76
  • Sousa 'the right man' for Fiorentina
1 of 10
Published: Friday 25 May 2012, 20.42CET

Sá Pinto signs new contract at Sporting

After guiding Sporting Clube de Portugal to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, Ricardo Sá Pinto has been rewarded with a one-year contract extension that will tie him to the club until 2013.

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.

Last updated: 25/05/12 23.17CET

Related information

Coach profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=1802266.html#sa+pinto+signs+contract+sporting

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.