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Porto sack manager Paulo Fonseca

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Porto have sacked manager Paulo Fonseca after a run of poor results. The defending league champions currently sit third in the league behind Sporting CP and nine points behind rivals Benfica.

The team, who have won the title for the last three seasons, drew against Guimaraes at the weekend which appeared to be the final nail in Fonseca's coffin. The team also failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

This is a difficult time for the defending champions, and their situation is a similar reflection of the failings currently going on at Manchester United. The Portuguese side recently lost at home for the first time in five seasons, and the prospect of losing the title against huge rivals Benfica will be a bitter one.

The club's reserve team coach, Luis Castro will take control of the club until a suitable replacement can be found according to a club statement.

Andre Villas-Boas is being touted as a potential replacement; the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager managed Porto before travelling to manage in England.

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