Vacso da Gama have confirmed that Tony de Nobrega remains the head coach
Posted: 27 November 2012 Time: 13:14
Vacso da Gama have confirmed that Tony de Nobrega remains the head coach despite the sudden re-appearance of Carlos das Neves on the club's bench to lead the technical team in the last couple of weeks.
Das Neves stepped down from his head coach role upon the club's relegation from the Premiership last year but has resurfaced again on the bench in recent weeks to take charge.
However, the club explains that Das Neves – who is also a shareholder at the club – has come in to only stand in for De Nobrega who has been away in Portugal to attend to pressing family matters.
“Tony's father is not well and that is why he was away in Portugal but he is still the head coach and will continue doing his job now that he has returned. Carlos was merely standing in and will make way now that Tony is back,” says a club official.
De Nobrega returned from his two week stay in Portugal over the weekend and will continue in his position as head with Das Neves only coming to stand in if the former Bloemfontein Celtic coach does go away again.