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Rumour: Sporting CP have parted company with Keizer

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According to sources out of Marcel Keizer’s native Holland, the Dutchman is no longer the manager of Sporting CP.

In a report from footbal-ornaje.com, a rather unusual video shared on youtube showing the Sporting TV logo in the top corner. The head coach talks of his great time at the club and wishes them every success in the future.

He said:

“I want to thank everyone for a great time. This is a pleasant country to work in and I look back on a good time with two prizes. Now the time has come for someone else. ”

Keizer took over the Portuguese giants back in November of last year. After what can only be seen as a successful ten months period.

He led the club to two trophies. The Portuguese cup and the Portuguese Super Cup.

The fans and new club president Federico Varandas were disappointed n the lack of a league title challenge. They finished a massive 31 points behind eventual champions FC Porto.

The start to the 2019/20 campaign has been a little disappointing, with 2 wins, a draw and a loss from the first four games leaving them languishing in fifth place already three points of the championship pace.

This summer has been one of much discontent and difficulty. The club failed to attract much new talent. A few last-minute loan signings and some youthful prospects summed up their business.

The proposed sale of club captain Bruno Fernandes, that never took place did not help matters. Not only did it not generate thenesasry funds, but it is also rumoured to have caused disharmony in the dressing room.

It is understood that Sporting will appoint youth team head coach Leonel Pontes as manager of the first team, with immediate effect.

TURIN, ITALY – OCTOBER 18: Supporters of Sporting CP wave the flags during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Sporting CP at Juventus Stadium on October 18, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)