- The depart of Jorge Jesus -
After 6 seasons serving Sport e Lisboa Benfica, the comical manager known for his constant grammar mistakes has departed. This decision was taken by SL Benfica's SAD due to the high salary and a rejection by Jorge Jesus to sign a new contract with lower income.
Jorge Jesus arrived in 2009/2010 making a 'stop' to FC Porto's domination from winning their 5th consecutive Liga Portuguesa title. Since then, the 60 year old manager has only won it again last year 2013/2014.
The 2013/2014 season was the highest point of his career, when he won the triplete and sadly lost the Europe League Final againts Sevilla in the finals via penaltys.
The 2012/2013 was the worst time of his career at SL Benfica, as he could have won yet another triplete and the European League. Liga Portuguesa was 3 minutes away to be handed to Benfica when FC Porto made the winning goal (92) making Jorge Jesus get on his knees and crying. ''We still have 2 finals left, European League and Taça de Portugal.'' he claimed, after his loss.
Benfica played Chelsea at 2012/2013 European League final, and it looked like the red side was dominating the blues, but then Benfica's side suffered a goal by a corner at the extra time.
There was one last final and that was Taça de Portugal, Benfica was leading 1-0 and there was 10 minutes left when Vitoria Guimaraes scored 2 goals in 5 minutes being crowned champions of Taça de Portugal.
This was the resume of our manager, Jorge Jesus, season with Benfica.
''We're currently studying various options to take our club to the top stages of the World, we will take our time to decide who's best or not to our side.''