SHOCKING: FC Pune City Confirm Sacking of Coach Miguel Angel Portugal

Nitish Bhan  |  Sacked  |  4 Months Ago

FC Pune City have sacked current boss Miguel Angel Portugal, after Pune City's shocking start to the new campaign. The Indian Super League side failed to make an impact in their opening three games of the tournament and managed to secure just one point from the possible nine. They managed to get a draw in their opening fixture and a couple of losses followed that, which was really a surprise to the fans and pundits.


After the positive performances last term, the team started with a 1-1 draw against the Delhi Dynamos, followed by the 2-0 loss to Mumbai City FC in the Maharashtra derby and the 3-0 loss to Bengaluru.

The loss to Jorge Costa’s side was really unexpected too, as they had a good record at the Mumbai Football Arena. To add to that, Bengaluru thrashed them at home and the effort put on show by the team was totally unacceptable.


The team was not playing as a unit and the desire to win wasn’t visible, which would have made the management unhappy with the way that things have been going and they have now removed him after just three games.


It clearly shows the level of competitiveness in the ISL now, which has seen the Spanish manager being sacked so early in the season, though his team could have recovered. He has a talented set of players, which were just not clicking at present.

Even in the game against their domestic rivals Mumbai, Pune were rather unlucky at the start of the game and on their day, the result could have gone their way. They were creating quite a few chances, though the finishing was really not up to the mark.


They failed to score in their last two games and the owners and the management eventually decided that Portugal was not the right man for the job and had to go. Even the coach had constantly stated the fact that his team really needed to taking their chances and score goals, if they wished to win games.


Pune are at present at the bottom of the points table and have a goal difference of -5, which is the worst in the league at present.


It will be interesting to see now who takes over the job of head-coach, though it will not be easy now to come into the tournament and leave an instant mark, with the team looking low on morale and struggling to win games.

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