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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:38

Malaga sack coach Ferreira - report

Early departure for Portuguese

Former Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira’s stint in charge of Spanish club Malaga looks to have been cut short after just four months, with reports in Spain claiming the former Dragons boss has been sacked.

Ferreira took charge of the Andalucian club in June, having left Porto at the end of last season. However, things have not gone well for the 64-year-old in La Liga, with Malaga sitting in 18th place in the league after the weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Real Sociedad.

As a result, Spanish daily Marca claims that Malaga owner, Qatari sheik Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani, has decided to terminate Ferreira’s contract. According to the report, the news was communicated to the Portuguese over the phone on Tuesday morning, with the club already identifying Manuel Pellegrini as a potential replacement.

Malaga have taken just one point from their last five matches and have seven points from their opening nine games so far this season.

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Comments (11)
Quique vs Jesualdo
11 Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:51
Quique and Jesualdo had the same problem. They are only good on their own countries, where they develop their football culture and tactics.

I've seen some Malaga's game. That's true that Malaga do not have one of the best teams in spanish league. But that's also true he was not very versatile with his team and insisted in some players that, in my opinion, weren't on the best form (e.g Apoño). At least, Jesualdo had the time to find and "create" a little bit of one of my predictions of a great forward in the future - Jose Salomon Rondón. Don't forget this name.

Fresh/Canada, with all of respect, but that's funny your post. Now the benfiquistas weren't at all unhappy with Quique, he was doing a great job at SLB... but Quique prefered to return Spain to stay some months without a job drinking beers and eating "tapas" until someone could hire him.
And yes, SLB was defeated on EL only because of Torres. I would like to remind that Torres had one of their worst seasons last years (and looks that goes on this year), as we can see for e.g the number of goals in EL (only 2, all against SLB). Can we charge SLB EL defeat against Liverpool because of world class striker Torres that curiously had the worst season of his carreer? As still having this season him and all Liverpool team?
SLB lost to their own fault and due to the theater and options of JJ at Anfield.
And Atletico won the competition because they had the best striker in shape of Europe last season - Diego Forlán.
10 Wednesday, 03 November 2010 10:25
Such a shame for Jesualdo. As soon as those Qatari owners took over the club I had a feeling he wouldn't last long there and they would have their own ideas about an ideal coach.

The poor run of results was just the excuse they needed to get rid of him.

Where next for him and Paulo Sousa?
Could you be more wrong?
9 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 22:56
Quique wanted to return to Spain badly so Benfica let him go. The reason why Liverpool passed Benfica and not Atletico was because Fernando Torres was the difference. Torres was there against Benfica but not Atletico and if you watch Liverpool with Torres they are a huge threat and when he's not there it's complicated for Liverpool to score.
8 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 22:36
smoking is bad for your health jorge jesus won 2 trophies one of them was the league quique took us third so how is he better again and (too funny) you are 100 percent correct lol
oliver you are a joke people dont take you seriously jus tto let you know
Quique Flores was abandoned by Benfica
7 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 20:22
Yet was able to win the Uefa cup when Jorge Jesus couldn't. I'm just pointing out Benfica fires good coaches. Porto fires bad ones like Jesualdo. Pinto da Costa looks brilliant after firing Jesualdo. Luis Felipe Vieira looks like a retard for firing Quique.
6 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 19:35
Didn't Quique Flores get Benfica in 3rd place in our Liga and didn't even qualify to Europa with A.Madrid. The only reason A.Madrid in still in Europa is because they won. The second Liverpool match was just bad luck but overall I find last season with 2 cups and access to the CL way better then Quique did with A.Madrid.

Benfica has nothing to do with this article yet you keep coming on here and making bull. Go back to cheering on your berlin club that Benfica crushed last year. Or did you already switch bandwagons to the next team Benfica is facing.
5 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 18:27
Did you know that eating excessive amounts of chocolate makes you fat?

Get some help son, Malaga/Jesualdo does not equal Benfica/Quique/Europa League

Didn't Benfica beat Liverpool in 2005 in the Champions League?
4 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 17:58
What does Quique Flores or Benfica have to do with anything about Jesualdo Ferreira getting fired by Malaga?

So winning the Europa League is worse than getting fired by Malaga and leaving the team in 18th place?

I'm not following any of what you just posted, but then again I don't think anyone really does.
@ Too funny Could be worse?
3 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 16:30
He could be Quique Flores. Benfica treated him like shit and he went to Atletico Madrid that beat Liverpool and won the uefa last year... Liverpool was also the team that beat Benfica.

Quique Flores> Benfica
Portuguese Managers
2 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 15:38
If you are a Portuguese manager coaching abroad and your nickname is not the "Special One" then you will most likely fail and get fired from a team in less then a year...Since I can remember the likes of Carlos Queiroz, Jamie Pacheco, Manuel Cajuda, Jose Peseiro, Paulo Sousa, and now Jesualdo Ferreira all tried to take their game away from Portugal only to fail and make a quick return to their home country...The only two other managers who had somewhat success away from Portugal is Manuel Jose and Fernando Santos, but I wouldn't give too much credit to them considering one coaches in Africa and the other in Greek Futebol
Not surprising
1 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 15:04
He doesn't have Pinto da Costa buying up referees in Spain like he did in Portugal. This proves that he really is a mule.

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