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Depor lose patience with Paciência

Published: Monday 11 February 2013, 13.01CET
Hired by struggling RC Deportivo La Coruña in late December, coach Domingos Paciência has lasted just six games in charge with the club staying rooted to the foot of the Liga.
Depor lose patience with Paciência
Domingos Paciência lost his last four games in charge of Deportivo ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 11 February 2013, 13.01CET

Depor lose patience with Paciência

Hired by struggling RC Deportivo La Coruña in late December, coach Domingos Paciência has lasted just six games in charge with the club staying rooted to the foot of the Liga.

RC Deportivo La Coruña have confirmed that coach Domingos Paciência has left the Galician club after just six games in charge.

The Portuguese tactician took over the Liga's bottom-placed side at the end of December and enjoyed a bright start with a 1-0 victory against UEFA Champions League challengers Málaga CF on 5 January. A draw followed by four consecutive defeats since, however, have led to the former SC Braga and Sporting Clube de Portugal coach's departure.

Speaking after Deportivo's 3-0 home reverse against Granada CF on Sunday, ex-FC Porto and Portugal striker Paciência, 44, said: "I only want the best for Depor and if that means me leaving then it won't be a problem." The Riazor outfit lie six points from safety in the Spanish table.

Last updated: 12/02/13 9.03CET

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