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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

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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

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