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Sa Pinto axed as Sporting coach

October 6, 2012
By ESPN staff
Sporting Lisbon have sacked Ricardo Sa Pinto as coach in the wake of the club's 3-0 Europa League defeat to Videoton.

Pinto had been in charge for just eight months and oversaw a poor start to the season which saw Sporting fall five points behind leaders Benfica in a campaign that is just five games old.

The 39-year-old, who had two spells with Sporting as a player, has been offered a yet-to-be-accepted new role but has been replaced by Oceano.

In a statement on ...

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