Lions statement released this Tuesday
Sporting issued a statement on Tuesday, in which it criticizes the National Coach Association, promising to "require the Portuguese Professional Football League to assess whether the principle of coach certification is legal".
At stake is the choice of Jorge Silas to the position of coach of the lions, not having the level 4 required for the position.
Alvalade's emblem argues that "the president of the National Association of Football Coaches [José Pereira] has made ridiculous and unacceptable statements", recalling: "This union-type association is not a Professional Order and the State has not given it this special competence. regulate the technical standards and the principles and deontological rules of their professionals. "
Citing the constitution, Sporting says it is "illegal and unconstitutional to base the statements of the president of the Coaching Association that there has to be a prior registration of an association nature and a technical certification." "This type of certification, it is stressed, is only conferred by Portuguese law to institutions such as the Professional Orders, which the National Association of Coaches is not," they conclude, ending with the announcement of "diligence to restrict the duties of that association." .
Read the full statement:
"Regarding the hiring of the new technical team of Professional Football of our Club, the president of the National Association of Football Coaches made ridiculous and unacceptable statements that raise the following institutional position of Sporting Clube de Portugal.
In the margins of the Constitution and the Laws, there is the understanding in Portuguese football that clubs can only enroll coaches in the Portuguese Professional Football League after a license has been issued by the National Association of Football Coaches.
However, such a trade union association is not a Professional Order and the State has not conferred on it that special competence to regulate the technical standards and the deontological principles and rules of its professionals.
The very president of that association, by justifying his statements by giving medical activity as an example and thus seeking to equate the powers of the mere association of trainers with the Order of Doctors, is thus demonstrating the state of confusion in which he himself lives.
The Constitution states that "everyone has the right freely to choose their profession or type of work" and only the law can restrict their right to choose their profession.
It is therefore unlawful and unconstitutional to base the statements of the President of the Coaches Association that there must be prior registration of an association nature and technical certification. This type of certification, it is stressed, is only conferred by Portuguese law to institutions such as the Professional Orders, which the National Association of Coaches is not.
In addition, the Constitution also establishes the principle of Freedom of Association, in its positive and negative aspects, and therefore unions are restricted to trade unions and the exclusive powers of access to a particular profession.
Sporting Clube de Portugal is proud to maintain a positive and balanced attitude towards the stakeholders of our Professional Football system, despite the signs of club bias that some of these entities have often taken.
This time, in view of the absolutely unreasonable behavior and primary anti-sportinguism exhibited by the president of the Football Coaches Association, our Club announces that it will take steps to restrict the association's attributions, starting by demanding the Portuguese Professional Football League. to assess whether the principle of coach certification is legal.
Portuguese football cannot be a land without law, as it can no longer be an exception to the rule of law or fertile ground for the vain exhibitionism of unprincipled opportunists. "