Panaji: Churchill Brothers coach Drago Mamic, who failed to guide the team to I-League triumph, has been shown the door by club president Churchill Alemao here.
Drago, formerly the national coach of Myanmar, was clearly told about the management`s intentions of getting nothing less than the I-League title when he joined Churchill Bothers in March this year following the departure of Vincent Subramaniam.
When he failed to win the I-League -- instead the club finished fourth, he was sacked.
"Too many times, our players played the ball backwards and played in our own half. That proved suicidal in many games," said Alemao, whose found hard to digest the defeat against Pune FC, with two goals in the last six minute.
"We will have a new coach in place before the start of the season. Most probably it will be from Portugal," stated Alemao.
Last year, Brazilian coach Carlos Robert Pereira was shown the door for not winning the I-League inspite of finishing second behind Dempo and winning the IFA Shield and Durand Cup.
Dargo`s departure means Churchill will have their seventh coach since Karim Bencherifa left for Mohun Bagan in the 2008.
Since then, Emeka Ezeugo, Zoran Djordjevic, Carlos Pereira, Vincent Subramanian and now Drago Mamic have tried unsuccessfully, to live up to Churchill`s high expectations.