Sergio Farias joins Suphanburi FC, parts ways with NorthEast United
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United have terminated the contract of its Brazilian coach Sergio Farias even before the start of the coveted tournament. An official statement released on Saturday by the club read: NorthEast United FC hereby terminates the services of Mr. Sergio Farias as Head Coach, due to a breach of terms. The Club will make no further statements.
Official Club Statement. pic.twitter.com/sWjk8MLKaj— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) July 9, 2016
Incidentally on the same day, Thai Premier League side Suphanburi FC announced the joining of this former Brazilian Under-20 and Under-17 national team manager as their head coach for a second stint.
Farias had previously managed the Thai side in 2005 and speculations were high in the market he has been lured into the club again after they parted ways with their former Spanish manager Ricardo Rodriguez.
Farias did not quite have a great season the last time around with Suphanburi as he managed to win just 10 out of 24 matches. He managed the team through eight draws and six defeats. And with no response from the either side, the motive behind this move still remains a mystery.
Numerous sources had already made the news public before the official announcement, while any reach out to the club yielded no results. With the deadline for appointing coaches for next ISL season being 1st July, with the sole exception of FC Goa, it would now be interesting to see what the NEUFC camp has in store.
Earlier last month, the 49-year-old Brazilian was appointed the head coach of the Highlanders amidst much enthusiasm of its passionate fans. There was, however, a little setback when news of Nico Velez joining FC Pune City broke in, but things fell in place as he announced his rejoining last week.
But the news of Farias leaving the camp has again caused a spell of distress with fans pouring in comments on the social media.