Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
SPORTING - Season 2013/14
The new season, and hopefully a new Sporting, starts today. Our new president Bruno de Carvalho will take charge of football in cooperation with Augusto Inácio, former player and coach and Virgílio Lopes, also a former player of the club.
The choice of Leonardo Jardim seems to me a good one and I am not part of those supporters of my club that are sad to see Jesualdo go. He did bring stability to the club but he failed in our main objective (to reach Europe) and never seemed to take full responsibility when things didn't go our way. Jardim is a more modern coach and already proved that he is capable of winning.
In what concerns our squad there will certainly be some dramatic changes coming up in 13/14. Many of those journeymen brought by Freitas/Duque with the blessing of Godinho Lopes will be either sold or released, just like quite a few of those good players on loan will be called home.
To be realistic we can't expect to see Sporting involved in the title battle next season. I just hope all sportinguistas are ready to accept that.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”