November 12, 2018 / 11:56 PM / a month ago

Celta Vigo replace coach Antonio with Portuguese Cardoso

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Fulham v Celta Vigo - Craven Cottage, London, Britain - August 4, 2018 Celta Vigo coach Antonio Mohamed Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Celta Vigo sacked coach Antonio Mohamed on Monday and replaced him with Portuguese Miguel Cardoso after a poor start to the season that has left them 14th in La Liga.

The Galician club have three wins from 12 matches and lost 4-2 at home to European champions Real Madrid on Sunday under Argentine Mohamed who replaced Juan Carlos Unzue in May.

Cardoso left Nantes at the start of October after four months at the Ligue 1 club following an impressive campaign at Rio Ave in his native Portugal last season.

He had previously worked as an assistant coach at Deportivo La Coruna, Celta’s local rivals, between 2012-13.

“(He) had a splendid season in charge of Rio Ave, taking them to their best finish in the Portuguese league, qualifying them for the Europa League,” Celta said in a statement.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; editing by Ken Ferris

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