Former Sporting Braga coach Domingos Paciencia was today appointed as manager for Sporting Lisbon.
The 42-year-old had announced before last week's UEFA Europa League final between Porto and Sporting Braga - which Sporting lost 1-0 - that he would be moving on.
The former Portuguese international and Porto player started his coaching career in 2006 with Uniao de Leiria before moving on to Academica de Coimbra.
Paciencia guided Braga to second in the Portuguese league in 2009/2010, the best result in their history. He improved on that this season by taking them to their first European final.
He has been entrusted with returning Sporting Lisbon - who finished third this season - to their former glory as they won the last of their 18 league titles in 2002.