Marques quits as Santos head coach

2016-12-12 14:52
Zeca Marques (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - National First Division side Santos confirmed that Zeca Marques has resigned as head coach with immediate effect.

The former Moroka Swallows coach revealed that the decision was mutual between club chairman, Goolam Allie.

"I have decided to step aside as the Head Coach of Santos FC," Marques said in a statement released.

"This is joint decision made together with the Chairman of the Club, Mr. Goolam Allie.

"We have decided to part ways by mutual agreement, this being in the best interests of the club. Notwithstanding my best efforts, unfortunately, results have just not gone our way" 

"It is the correct time to give an opportunity to another coach to run the club. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman and his family for the assistance and advice rendered to me during my time at the club.

"I also thank the technical team for their hard work and dedication. To the players and to the club in general, I pass on my best wishes for the rest of the season."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 18 August 2017
Wits v Cape Town City FC, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 19 August 2017
AmaZulu FC v Free State Stars, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Baroka FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.