Edgar Davids SENT OFF in first game as Olhanense manager after post-match brawl before storming out of ground

EDGAR DAVIDS was SENT OFF in his first game in charge of Portuguese third-division side Olhanense after a post-match melee.

The former Juventus and Netherlands midfielder's first outing as Olhanense chief was a trip to the Algarve to take on Lusitano.

The match ended in a drab 0-0 draw, but there was nothing dull about what happened after the final whistle.

Moments after the referee blew for full-time, a fiery clash broke out between Lusitano boss Jose Bizzaro and Olhanense midfielder Leleco.

Davids jumped in to stop his Brazilian player from berating the opposing manager but was stunningly shown a red card for his troubles.

Bizzaro, however, was only given a yellow for his role in the unsavoury scenes



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Davids was fuming with his dismissal, so much so he refused to conduct his post-match interview and stormed out of the stadium.

Olhanense president Luis Torres was equally as enraged by the referee's decision, saying: "The referee wanted to be a protagonist.

"It must have been to tell his children that he once sent Davids off."

Davids, 47, took charge of Olhanense last week.

The job is the Dutchman's first since he left his player-manager position at Barnet in 2014.

Olhanense chief Torres said of the deal to sign the former Tottenham man: “It was a quick and simple process. [Davids] will be a great coach, which is why we hired him.

"Him being a great figure of the football world, with all the media attention that it will bring and the doors it will open, is a bonus.

"But we hired him to coach, and we believe in his abilities."

Olhanense will be back in action Wednesday night, travelling to the Municipal de Lagos to take on CF Lagos.

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