Brazilian coach Leonardo Vitorino has ended his association with Metfone C-League giants Phnom Penh Crown.
The news was announced yesterday through Crown’s official media channels with the club stating: “Phnom Penh Crown would like to announce that Coach Leonardo Vitorino has left the club on mutual consent after six Metfone Cambodian League matches in charge.
The 45-year-old head coach, who was appointed as Phnom Penh Crown’s head coach in October last year, was in charge of the club’s seven official matches, which included the Pre-season Leo Cup with two wins and five losses.
We thank Coach Leonardo Vitorino for his hard work and commitment during his time with the club and also wish him the best for his future career.”
After calls from fans, the former Lanexang United and Cambodian national team head coach was brought to the club with much fanfare last year after a spell in his native Brazil with the task of resurrecting the fallen giants of the C-League.
Pre-season Vitorino had to contend with five Crown youngsters defecting to C-League rivals Visakha. He made a number of exciting signings but injuries and irregular form left the six-time league champions in the lower half of the table with a mere two wins from six outings – most recently Vitorino sat out a 3-0 thrashing coming courtesy of NagaWorld.