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Depor lose patience with Paciência

Monday 11 February 2013 13.01 CET
Domingos Paciência lost his last four games in charge of Deportivo

RC Deportivo La Coruña have confirmed that coach Domingos Paciência has left the Galician club after just six games in charge.

The Portuguese tactician took over the Liga's bottom-placed side at the end of December and enjoyed a bright start with a 1-0 victory against UEFA Champions League challengers Málaga CF on 5 January. A draw followed by four consecutive defeats since, however, have led to the former SC Braga and Sporting Clube de Portugal coach's departure.

Speaking after Deportivo's 3-0 home reverse against Granada CF on Sunday, ex-FC Porto and Portugal striker Paciência, 44, said: "I only want the best for Depor and if that means me leaving then it won't be a problem." The Riazor outfit lie six points from safety in the Spanish table.

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