Today, at Alvalade, Mario Silva plays the last technical leadership game for Santa Clara. There was a complete agreement since last week to renew the contract for two more seasons, an absolute understanding between the two parties and even writing it down on paper, but it is certain that the situation will not become official.
Despite the coach’s public stance, who has said several times that he is satisfied in the Azores and is ready to continue the excellent work he has done in recent months, President Ismail Ozon has never signed the document. At stake is selling the stake of the existing shareholders, Glenn Lau and the Turkish leader himself, to an Asian fund, which will hold a majority (about 56 percent) of the company.
According to data collected by A BOLA, the new management, which will be led by the player’s agent Quim Ribeiro, wants to impose a new coach and leave Mario Silva out of the project, something the current management has not been able to contend with, although the renewal is fully agreed upon.
Mario Silva reached the Azores at the end of the first round, two points behind the relegation zones. At the start of the last round, the team finished seventh and broke a string of records, having only lost in Luz and Dragau. This amazing recovery convinced everyone and everything about the competence of Mario Silva and his technical team, but the truth is that the coach will not last.