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Porto and Ferreira part ways

Published: Wednesday 26 May 2010, 22.12CET
Jesualdo Ferreira has left FC Porto by mutual consent after the coach came to an agreement with the Portuguese Cup winners to finish his contract a year early.

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Published: Wednesday 26 May 2010, 22.12CET

Porto and Ferreira part ways

Jesualdo Ferreira has left FC Porto by mutual consent after the coach came to an agreement with the Portuguese Cup winners to finish his contract a year early.

FC Porto have announced that coach Jesualdo Ferreira has left the club by mutual consent, a year before the end of the 64-year-old's contract was due to expire.

The Portuguese Liga outfit did not give any indication as to who would succeed Ferreira at Porto, saying in a statement: "Porto have released coach Jesualdo Ferreira from his contract by mutual consent – this decision is effective from today."

Ferreira arrived at Porto in 2006 from SC Braga and won three titles in a row. However, his reign has come to end after the Dragons failed to defend the championship this season, with a third-placed finish meaning they will not take part in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2002/03.

Porto did pick up some silverware this term, retaining the Portuguese Cup with a 2-1 win against second-division side GD Chaves and they will enter the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League in the play-off round.

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