Former European champions Benfica have sacked coach Fernando Santos just one game into the new season.
“Benfica have reached agreement with Fernando Santos to end his (two-year) contract,” the Portuguese club said in a statement on Monday.
Former Benfica player Fernando Chalana, a member of the backroom staff, will take charge of training for the time being.
Former Benfica coach, Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho, has been tipped to return to the club.
Camacho helped the team finish second in the league in 2004.
Benfica drew 1-1 at Leixoes on Saturday.