Sporting have sacked coach Sinisa Mihajlovic just nine days after he was hired by the Portuguese club.
The 49-year-old Serbian was appointed on a three-year contract just days before president Bruno de Carvalho was voted out in a bid to save the club after nine players quit in protest of an attack by group of supporters in May.
“Sporting have decided to end Mihajlovic’s probationary period and cancel his contract,” said new president Jose Sousa Cintra at a news conference on Wednesday. “We will quickly seek a new coach, who should be presented by Monday.”
Sporting finished third in the top flight and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season.
Carvalho left Sporting at the weekend after 71% of the club’s paying members voted for him to leave. He described it as “one of the greatest frauds ever seen” and has since vowed that he would “quit the club forever”.
Four of Portugal’s national team – Rui Patrício, William Carvalho, Gelson Martins and Bruno Fernandes – have terminated their contracts with Sporting after a dispute with the former president, with Patrício since having joined Wolves.