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Jorge Jesus signs new Benfica deal

Published: Friday 14 May 2010, 10.54CET
Fresh from winning their first Portuguese title in five years, SL Benfica have rewarded coach Jorge Jesus with a new contract, which will extend his commitment to the Eagles until 2013.
Jorge Jesus signs new Benfica deal
Jorge Jesus (SL Benfica) ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 14 May 2010, 10.54CET

Jorge Jesus signs new Benfica deal

Fresh from winning their first Portuguese title in five years, SL Benfica have rewarded coach Jorge Jesus with a new contract, which will extend his commitment to the Eagles until 2013.

Jorge Jesus has been rewarded with a new contract at SL Benfica after leading the Lisbon side to their first Portuguese title in five years in his first season in charge.

The 55-year-old coach, once a midfielder for Benfica's arch-rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal, joined the Eagles in June 2009 after a successful season with SC Braga. This term, Benfica won the Portuguese League Cup, reached the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and took the title by a five-point margin. His original contract ran until 2012, but the new deal will expire in 2013. As Portuguese champions, Benfica will start the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League in the group stage.

Last updated: 14/05/10 11.27CET

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