In another episode of Ironias do Destino, from Porto Channel, Porto president Pinto da Costa justified the reasons that prompted him to get rid of Nuno Espirito Santo after only one season (2016/17) on the Dragao bench.
“After two years, Lopetegui did not win any title. There was a lot of disagreement and there was no complete sympathy between the coach, the players and the fans. We decided to boycott your stay as coach. It was a transitional period and our choice was for Jose Peseiro, who was even abroad, but unfortunately, for us and him He was not successful, although he was present in the final of the Portuguese Cup, which we lost to SC Braga. Due to the failure of his pass, we ended the agreement and Nuno Espirito Santo came,” he said, continuing.
“Nono proved to be a good coach, he identified with the club, he was our athlete, but unfortunately he was not successful, mainly because of what was happening at that time in terms of refereeing. It was the famous time of the priests, he became famous for the emails they exchanged Because they treated each other like priests. Under this situation, he was not successful and at the end of the decade decided to leave for England,” said the Chief of Dragons, referring to the famous emails from Benfica.
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