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Fulham coach Luis Boa Morte to leave Fulham

last updated Tuesday 19th March 2024, 9:04 AM

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Fulham First Team Coach Luis Boa Morte will leave his role as Fulham first team coach at the end of the season to take over as Guinea-Bissau manager, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Boa Morte, who played for Fulham from 2000-2007, returned to Craven Cottage in 2021 following the appointment of Marco Silva as manager to form part of his coaching team.

The 46-year-old former Portugal international, who also played for Arsenal, Southampton and West Ham United in the Premier League, scored 54 goals in 250 games for Fulham.

He won 28 international caps with Portugal, notably representing the team at the 2006 World Cup where he made just one appearance.

During his playing career, he'd also win the Premier League and the FA Cup with Arsenal, playing for the Gunners betweeen 1997 and 1999 before moving on to play for Southampton.

After hanging up his boots in 2013, the 46-year-old had enjoyed spells working as an assistant coach at Everton and Maccabi Haifa, while also undertaking scouting roles with Arsenal.

His only previous experience of management was with Sintrense, where he took charge of the Portuguese fourth division side for several months back in 2017.

Guinea-Bissau endured a tough Africa Cup of Nations campaign after finishing rock bottom of Group A, losing all three of their matches at the tournament.

Fulham FC statement:
The Club can confirm that Luis Boa Morte will leave Fulham at the end of the season to take up a position as Head Coach of Guinea-Bissau.

Boa Morte – who already held legend status at Craven Cottage after scoring 54 times in 250 appearances during his playing days – returned to the Club as First Team Coach following the appointment of Marco Silva in the summer of 2021.

An integral part of the backroom staff that saw us win the Championship in that first season, Boa Morte was then part of the team that helped re-establish Fulham as a top flight outfit as we finished 10th in the Premier League.

Everyone at Fulham would like to thank Boa for his efforts since his return to the Club, and wishes him the best of luck in this next chapter when he departs following our season finale away to Luton Town.

Source Ed Carruthers at Mailonline
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