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New Celta Vigo Boss Miguel Cardoso Accidentally Thanks Rivals Deportivo For Job

Ryan Sidle

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New Celta Vigo Boss Miguel Cardoso Accidentally Thanks Rivals Deportivo For Job

New Celta Vigo manager Miguel Cardoso didn't get his new job off to the greatest start by accidentally naming their rival club Deportivo in his opening press conference as manager.

When you get a new job you try extra hard at the beginning of it. Always making sure you're on time and putting in the extra yards to show off but within time you get a bit more comfortable and generally standards will slip, unless my boss is reading this in which case this obviously refers to everyone else and not me- I'm a perfect employee, please can I have a promotion and raise, thanks.

But it's really important that you put in the hard yards as the beginning to allow a bit of relaxing of how good an employee you are a few months down the track.

What you probably shouldn't do is make a huge gaff at the beginning of your tenure, like as you're being announced as being a new part of the company.

That's what happened to Miguel Cardoso on Tuesday. The new Celta Vigo manager named and thanked 'Real Club Deportivo,' instead of Real Club Celta, during his first press conference, his new clubs local rivals.

The manager, flanked by a director and the club's president, quickly realised what he'd done wrong and corrected himself but everyone had heard him.

Cardoso was previously assistant at Depor in the 2012-2013 season and was left red faced by saying his previous club's name instead of the new side, that won't have gone down well with Celta fans.

Cardoso at Nantes. Image: PA Images
Cardoso at Nantes. Image: PA Images

The management post hasn't been available for long with Cardoso's predecessor Antonio Mohamed was only fired following the 4-2 loss to Champions League holders Real Madrid on Sunday.

At Nantes the Portuguese coach had only won one of his opening games before losing his job and Celta are currently 14th in La Liga so he's got a bit of a job on his hands.

He'll have to be near perfect after getting off to a bit of a dodgy start.

Topics: Football News, Celta Vigo, Spanish football, La Liga

Ryan Sidle
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