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Couceiro takes Belenenses helm

Published: Saturday 29 October 2005, 19.02CET
José Couceiro has been named the new coach of Portuguese Liga side CF Os Belenenses, his first job since resigning from FC Porto in May.

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Published: Saturday 29 October 2005, 19.02CET

Couceiro takes Belenenses helm

José Couceiro has been named the new coach of Portuguese Liga side CF Os Belenenses, his first job since resigning from FC Porto in May.

José Couceiro has been named the new coach of CF Os Belenenses, his first job since resigning from FC Porto in May.

Run of defeats
Couceiro has signed an 18-month contract with the Lisbon club, who sacked Carlos Carvalhal after five consecutive defeats, including elimination from the Portuguese Cup at the hands of second-division Clube Desportivo das Aves. Couceiro takes over with the club lying 13th in the Portuguese Liga and he will face a tough introduction to his new role when the side face league leaders SC Braga on Sunday.

Porto stint
Couceiro took charge of 2003/04 UEFA Champions League winners Porto in February 2005, as the club's fourth coach in less than a year following José Mourinho's departure to Chelsea. His tenure was also short-lived, however, as he left after less than four months in charge.

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