Sporting Portugal's head coach Silas has announced he is quitting
after six months in the job following the club's latest defeat.
The Lisbon side were beaten 3-1 by Famalicao on Tuesday, a week after
they were dumped out of the Europa Cup, prompting Silas to confirm
reports that he is on the way out.
He also confirmed at the post-match press conference that Braga coach
Ruben Amorim was the man expected to replace him at the Sporting helm.
The new head coach will become the sixth to take charge of the club
in the 18 months since Frederico Varanda was named president.
Four points behind third-placed Braga in fourth place, Sporting are a
full 20 points adrift of table-topping FC Porto their traditional
Amorim is tied to Braga by a €10 million buyout clause and should
the Sporting deal go through, he will become the country's most