Fenerbahce ‘sack coach Pereira’

Istanbul (AFP) – Istanbul giants Fenerbahce have sacked Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira after just over one season in charge following the Turkish side’s exit in the qualifying stages of the Champions League, reports said Thursday.

Fenerbahce’s board decided to part company with Pereira after the team’s defeat at the hands of Monaco in the third qualifying round of the Champions League earlier this month, the NTV and A-Haber TV channels said.

The reports were not immediately confirmed by the club. 

The former Porto and Olympiakos boss was appointed Fenerbahce coach in June 2015. 

But the club lost out to local rivals Besiktas in the race for the league title last season despite boasting talent like former Manchester United stars Robin van Persie and Nani.

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