a Olhanense missed the promotion to League 3, which would start next season, and thus remained in the Portuguese Championship. Louis Torres, president of the Algarve Club, left a message to the fans after failing to achieve the goals and explained the appointment of Edgar Davids, who, in his opinion, had “disastrous results”.
“Re-starting this season was a difficult decision, and it was easy for me to give in with a rational logic, especially at a time when the world was in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and with the difficulties of resorting to partnerships, sponsors and our support to design a calm and stable season, which would allow us to reach To the minimum goal of climbing to Liga 3. In January, as a result of these many difficulties, I had to accept the decision to appoint Mr. Edgar Davids, someone with a great background to the player, which in itself means little or nothing as a present or future coach. Our sports director (Andrea Papadia) and liaison with our investors have told me that this is the only solution to protect the future from money and to continue the project, which enhances the interest of current and new partners so that we allow us to continue developing an honorable work for our companies. Raw materials, ”he wrote in the letter.
“On a financial level, we are still waiting for the same benefits. On a sports level, the decision was clearly disastrous, which is something I doubted, but unfortunately the options were few. Our coach was not able to establish contact with the team and give a clear identity or a reliable game model.” Its scrolls are from our history, ”added the president of SAD do Olhanense.
“Meanwhile I did everything in my power to join the team and the rest of the technical team, God alone and whoever was there knows what we went through and did, and until the last match we had a chance to reach Liga3. The decisive match with the most balanced / difficult group probably,” he added , Ending: “The next few days will be very complicated, but I will do everything in my power so that Olhanense (club, SAD, whatever you want to call it) may have a future more identifiable with our land and our principles, and this allows it to be a club.” And a team that is respected by everyone in all of Portugal, because we deserve it! ”