Delhi Dynamos parts ways with head coach Portugal

Miguel Angel Portugal will instead serve Spanish second-division club Granada DC.

Miguel Angel Portugal has bid adieu to Delhi Dynamos.   -  AFP

A day after Spanish second-division club Granada CF appointed Miguel Angel Portugal as head coach until the end of the season, Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos on Wednesday announced its decision to part ways with the Spaniard.

“All at Delhi Dynamos are thankful to Portugal for his immense contribution to the club,” the club said in a statement.

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Despite a slow start to the last ISL season, Portugal rallied his troops after the turn of the year and the team went unbeaten in eight matches out of the 11 it played in 2018.

‘Memorable time’

Under Portugal, the former Real Madrid player, Dynamos finished eighth in the league standings and was beaten in the qualifying rounds of the inaugural Super Cup. “I had a very memorable time here in Delhi Dynamos and in the ISL. The club showed great belief in my abilities this season and even though we didn’t win the trophy the fans were happy with the way we played football and that makes me happy,” Portugal said in a statement.

“I am thankful to all the supporters who showed such love for me and the whole staff the entire season,” he added.

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