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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 19:58

Sergio Conceicao returns to Standard Liege

Former winger heads to Belgium

Ex-Portugal international Sergio Conceicao has taken the first step in his coaching career by agreeing to become the new assistant manager at former club Standard Liege

Conceicao left his role as club director at PAOK FC in Greece over the weekend, having held the position since retiring from playing last November. The 56-time Portugal international has wasted little time finding a new job, however, after arriving in Liege to sign a one-year contract to join Standard’s coaching staff.

Conceicao will work as assistant to current manager Dominique D’Onofrio. The pair worked together during Conceicao’s three-year stint with the club between 2004 and 2007, during which time the Portuguese established himself as a fan favourite with the club’s fans and won Player of the Year for the 2004/05 campaign.

Having won the Belgian Jupiler Pro League in 2009, Standard finished last season in a disappointing 8th position, and failed to make it past the group phase in the end-of-season play-offs. Former Sporting coach Laszlo Boloni, who had guided the team to the title the previous year, was sacked in February.

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Comments (2)
2 Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:37
Incredible player, great to see him doing well. This is a guy who always showed up for his country. He was one of the biggest reasons we made it to the semi of Euro 2000.
Good luck
1 Wednesday, 02 June 2010 07:59
I've always liked him, dunno why but I always did...

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