Mário Silva, remember, admitted the departure of the technical command of the team.
The Santa Clara SAD recalled this Tuesday that all the elements of the current technical team “have a contract” with the club, after coach Mário Silva acknowledged the departure of the Azoreans.
In a press release sent to the editorial staff, in which Santa Clara denies the hiring of a scout, the island SAD, led by Ismail Uzun, points out that all the members of the technical team are under contract. “Santa Clara Azores – Futebol SAD takes the opportunity, and in view of the latest news regarding the future of the technical team of its professional team, to inform you that all the elements that make up our technical body have a contract with our company sporty,” the statement read.
On Saturday, coach Mário Silva admitted the departure of the technical command of Santa Clara, regretting that the management of the Azores had backed down in the renewal of the contract for next season.
During the press conference after the 4-0 defeat at Sporting, in the 34th and final round of the championship, Mário Silva stressed that he had “total openness and availability to renew”, having even concluded a verbal agreement for the same. “When I give my word, I really do. I honored my word until today. A week ago we reached an agreement and it only remained to formalize it, with the signature of the president. Until today, he has not signed new investors, whose objective was to bring in a new coach. This is probably why the signature of the president is never appeared”, accused the 45-year-old coach from Porto.
On January 10, when the signing was announced, it was revealed that Mário Silva had signed a contract valid until the end of the sporting season, with another as an option.
The coach took the team in the middle of the season and played a total of 18 matches, during which he won five, drew nine and lost four, including one in the League Cup semi-finals, after finishing the I Liga in seventh place, with 40 points added.