Braga appoint Jardim as coach

Leonardo Jardim has taken over as coach at Portuguese top flight outfit Sporting Braga, the club said today.

Jardim, who helped modest Beira Mar to a mid-table finish and who has signed a three-year deal, replaces Domingos Paciencia.

Paciencia had taken Braga to the final of the UEFA Europa League and fourth place in the Portugal's top-flight before moving on to Sporting Lisbon.