Benfica call on Jesus

Benfica have appointed Jorge Jesus as their new coach on a two-year deal following their third place finish in the 2009 league campaign.

Benfica said on Tuesday they had "agreed terms with the coach Jorge Jesus on a two-year contract". Jesus arrives from Sporting Braga, who on Monday agreed to accept €700,000 in compensation from Benfica.

Jesus replaces Spaniard Quique Flores, who coached Benfica to a League Cup triumph but paid the price for a mediocre finish in the league by being sacked last week. Benfica, European champions in 1961 and 1962, have won a record 31 league titles but last did so in 2004.