Ferreira takes over at Boavista

May 9, 2006

LISBON, May 9 (Reuters) - Portuguese club Boavista named Jesualdo Ferreira as their new coach on Tuesday after he signed a two-year deal, the northern club said on their website.

Ferreira, who replaces Carlos Brito, has steered Braga into the UEFA Cup for the third time during a three-year tenure after securing fourth place in the league this season.

Boavista finished sixth and failed to earn a UEFA Cup spot.

Nacional Madeira coach Manuel Machado, who took his club to a UEFA Cup spot, declined to extend his contract to next year for family reasons, Madeira president Rui Alves told reporters.

On Sunday Jose Couceiro quit as Belenenses coach after they lost 1-0 at Gil Vicente in their last match and were relegated.