Milton Mendes is no longer a Marítimo trainer. The Brazilian coach leaves the club after losing to Moreirense on Sunday, insisting that “this is the time to think about it”.
“I’m leaving. I went there to say goodbye to the players and I heard spectacular things. However, it is time to think about the whole thing and the whole thing is Marítimo,” explained Milton Mendes, who, though he hadn’t led the afternoon training session, to the pitch to fire the squad.
The Brazilian coach confirmed the end of ties with the islanders at the end of the meeting with Maritime President Carlos Pereira, but stressed that the team wanted him to stay and that’s what “hurts the most” and admitted this “It was about to come into play with Tondela”.
When asked what failed, the coach, who has already coached Brazilian teams such as Vasco da Gama, Sport Recife or Atlético Paranaense, assumes that it is “difficult to speak” because “everything went very well”, and points to the elimination of the Portuguese Cup against Estoril in extra time (3-1) and the “departure of some players” as factors that sparked the negative period for the Madeira club.
The coach, who left the post after Sunday’s 2-0 home defeat by Moreirense, believes a “new voice” will catapult the Madeira team, currently bottom of the league, “after eight games in a row.” “can without winning.