Braga boss Carvalhal quits 'for personal reasons'

November 8, 2006

LISBON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Carlos Carvalhal has resigned as coach of Portuguese Premier League side Braga, club officials said on Wednesday.

Carvalhal, 40, who took over from Jesualdo Ferreira last June, was the sixth managerial casualty in the top flight this season.

His deputy Carlos Garcia will take over coaching duties until a successor is found.

The northern team, which lost 3-0 at Sporting Lisbon on Monday, are eighth in the 16-team standings with 14 points from nine matches.

Last week they beat Slovan Liberec 4-0 in their UEFA Cup group and have a good chance of reaching the knockout stage of the competition.

Carvalhal said he had quit the club for personal reasons.