Swiss club Servette fires coach Joao Alves
Swiss club Servette has fired coach Joao Alves after his team
was eliminated from the Swiss Cup by second-tier Bienne.
Servette says Alves has been replaced by another Portuguese
coach, Joao Carlos Pereira.
Pereira previously coached in Portugal, Kuwait and Cyprus.
Alves, a former Portugal and Benfica midfielder, was hired by
Servette two years ago and led the team to promotion in his first
Servette is seventh in the 10-team Swiss League but lost its
best chance of success when beaten 3-0 away to Bienne in a
round-of-16 cup match on Sunday.