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Report: Miguel Cardoso sacked again

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Miguel Cardoso has been sacked for the third time in 12 months.

There is one thing that all football managers know, and that is, from the day they get hired they are a day closer to getting fired.

The managerial sacking season is upon us and for some, it has been in full swing on several occasion already this year.

According to Marca, Miguel Cardoso has been relieved of his managerial duties once again.

It may be a record, to have been sacked three times by three different clubs in a single twelve-month period.

That is the case for Miguel Cardoso.

He served as FC Nantes manager in the French Ligue 1. He lasted a whole eight round of games into the season.

From there he moved on to Celta Vigo, their things got a little better for the Portuguese man. He lasted 15 games in Spain.

From Spain, he was then employed in Greece. Greek giants AEK Athens took a chance on him.

However, after a home defeat to lowly Xanthi is the season opener. Then a 3-1 home defeat to Trabzonspor in a Europa League qualifier, enough was enough for the greeks too.

That tenure was his shortest at only 4 games.

That is a total of 27 games in charge of three separate teams in a 12 month period.

His longest tenure as a manager was 42 games, and 12 months with Portuguese side Rio Ave FC.

He did at least fare better at Shakhtar Donetsk working. He worked at both the youth level and B team level as a manager. Before being promoted to Paulo Fonseca’s assistant in the first team.

He spent a personal best of four years in total in Ukraine.

Unfortunately, he falls into an all to familiar pattern of great assistant coaches, who sadly don’t make great managers.

But it is hard to judge a man on what has been seen as little as four games to prove himself.

It remains to be seen if he will work with next.