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Former Pirates Star Lands National Team Job

Former Orlando Pirates winger Luis Boa Morte has secured himself the head coach role with Guinea-Bissau and will leave his current role at Premier League side Fulham.

Boa Morte had an illustrious playing career, featuring for the likes of Arsenal, Fulham, West Ham United and Southampton in England’s top flight.

During the latter stages of his career, Morte joined Pirates in January 2012 from Greek side Larissa but failed to make a real impact and left the Buccaneers after making just five appearances in five months.

He had previously worked as Everton assistant under Marco Silva and has been working in Silva’s backroom staff at Fulham since July 2021. However, the English confirmed his departure by the end of the season when he will join the Djurtus.

“The Club can confirm that Luis Boa Morte will leave Fulham at the end of the season to take up a position as Head Coach of Guinea-Bissau,” Fulham said via a statement.

“Boa Morte – who already held legend status at Craven Cottage after scoring 54 times in 250 appearances during his playing days – returned to the Club as First Team Coach following the appointment of Marco Silva in the summer of 2021.

“An integral part of the backroom staff that saw us win the Championship in that first season, Boa Morte was then part of the team that helped re-establish Fulham as a top flight outfit as we finished 10th in the Premier League.

“Everyone at Fulham would like to thank Boa for his efforts since his return to the Club, and wishes him the best of luck in this next chapter when he departs following our season finale away to Luton Town.”

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