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Sergio Conceicao wanted 14 million to prevent FC Porto from hiring one of his assistants

Sergio Conceicao wanted 14 million to prevent FC Porto from hiring one of his assistants

The Blue and White coach has reportedly asked Porto for €14 million if the club moves towards appointing one of its assistant coaches as head coach, in what would be a “condition against Vitor Bruno”, as he is one of the preferred names. Andre Villas-Boas will lead the Blue and White team next season.

Sergio Conceição will stop coaching FC Porto at the end of this month, having unilaterally terminated the contract – renewed on April 25, two days before the elections – that tied him to the Blue and White until 2028. This came at the request of Conceição. “The clause that today allows you to leave FC Porto, at no cost to the club,” was included in the new contract, he explained after his departure became known.

The coach justified his departure from Porto by “violating values ​​and betraying others,” referring to the Blue and White club’s intention to appoint his assistant Vitor Bruno as coach of the team. Sergio Conceição considers himself betrayed by his assistant, because he conducted negotiations with the club to succeed him, after renewing his contract and after telling him that he was thinking of continuing his career abroad as a head coach.

Sergio Conceição leaves FC Porto with “salaries and bonuses related to the contract that is still in force”, which expires on June 30, as the club explained in the statement sent to the CMVM. The coach himself adds, in the statement he published on social media, that he leaves FC Porto “with the same dignity with which he entered.” “It's not money I came here for, and it's not money I want to leave with,” he adds.

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However, according to Newspaper And the Morning mail (Paid access), Sergio Conceicao will ask Porto for €14 million, if the club moves towards appointing one of its assistant coaches as head coach, in what could be a “condition against Vitor Bruno”, as he is one of Andre Villas-Boas's favorite names to lead the club. The blue and white team next season.

According to the newspaper Jornal de Noticias, this value will be reduced in the second, third and fourth years of the contract. Correio da Manhá reports that due to FC Porto's refusal to accept Sergio Conceição's claim, the still blue and white coach was opposed to conceding to receive any compensation from the white and blue team in relation to the contract until 2028, which the blue and white team also rejected. And eggs.