Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC have terminated the contract of their now former Brazilian head coach Sergio Farias after he rejoined Thai Premier League club Suphanburi FC for still unknown reasons to all.
NorthEast United in an official statement only said this much, “NorthEast United FC hereby terminates the services of Mr. Sergio Farias as Head Coach, due to a breach of terms. The Club will make no further statements.”
After not having made the semifinals of the ISL tournament in its first two years of existence, NorthEast United FC had hoped that Sergio Farias with his experience in Brazil, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, China and Thailand will change that for them.
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— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) July 9, 2016
Sérgio Ricardo de Paiva Farias is 48 years old and has coached the Brazilian Under-20 and Under-17 national teams, where he helped develop young talent like former FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldinho Gaucho.
In Asia he had his best time with Pohang Steelers of South Korea with whom he won the K-League, the South Korean Cup and the Asian Champions League besides finishing third in the FIFA Club World Cup before working for Thai Premier League club Suphanburi FC, where he now returns after having not coached NorthEast United at all since signing his contract in May 2016.