BdC wasn’t fired technically, but was voted out at an emergency general assembly. They have hired Jose Pesseiro to manage. He was their coach when they lost to CSKA in the UEFA Cup final in 2005. BdC went out with his typical tact by proclaiming that he would no longer support Sporting, rescind his membership, and never attend a club event. There will be an open election for a new president in September. After BdC’s dismissal, the club reached out to Jorge Jesus and Slimani to see if they would return. Both told them to screw. The club has confirmed that they have re-established a working relationship with Jorge Mendes.