ISL: Delhi part ways with coach Portugal
New Delhi, May 2 : A day after Spanish second-division club Granada CF appointed Miguel Angel Portugal as head coach until the end of the season, Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos on Wednesday announced their decision to part ways with the Spaniard.
Despite a slow start to the last ISL season, Portugal rallied his troops after the turn of the year and the team went unbeaten in eight out of the 11 matches they played in 2018.
Under the former Real Madrid player, Dynamos finished eighth in the league standings and were beaten in the qualifying rounds of the inaugural Super Cup.
"I had a very memorable time here in Delhi Dynamos and in the ISL. The club showed great belief in my abilities this season and even though we didn't win the trophy the fans were happy with the way we played football and that makes me happy," Portugal said in a statement.
"I am thankful to all the supporters who showed such love for me and the whole staff the entire season," he added.