Greek club Olympiakos has sacked their coach Paulo Bento after the club suffered a third straight defeat in the Greek league.
However, the club still leads the table by seven points.
Paulo Bento took charge of the team seven months ago when he replaced Victor Sanchez who only managed to coach the team for two games only. Indeed Olympiakos was eliminated from the Champions League qualification stage.
Paulo Bento is the former Portugal coach and managed his national side at the 2014 World Cup. So far Olympiakos has lost only four games out of 23 matches, but for the Olympiakos board, this is simply unacceptable.
Indeed Olympiakos has won the Greek League 15 times since 2000 and the only objective of the Greek side are to become Champion. They feel that if Bento stays at the head of the team, they will be caught by the likes of Panionios who have one game in hand.
Bento said that he is disappointed with the way things have turned out as he loves the club. He stated that there is a good spirit in the team and that he believes that the players are good enough to win the league. He is sad that he could not stay until the season is over as the club has been doing well so far.
Indeed Olympiakos is still in the race to win several trophies at the end of the season. They are still in the Europa League where they will be facing Besiktas for a place in the next round. Olympiakos are also qualified for the Greep Cup semi-final and retain an excellent chance of winning a unique treble this year.
Bento has not said what he will be doing next. He said he wants to spend some time with his family before thinking about his next move.