FC Porto, without a trophy in four seasons, on Monday parted ways with coach Nuno Espirito Santo, appointed in June 2016 at the end of another disappointing campaign.

The northern Portugal team, which won nine league titles between 2003-13 as well as enjoying European success in winning the 2004 Champions League and two UEFA Cup/Europa League trophies, said it had come to a mutual agreement with the Portuguese coach, a 43-year-old former goalkeeper at the club.

Nuno ended his playing career in 2010 before taking up his first coaching post at Rio Ave two years later. He also coached Valencia in Spain for more than a year.

Porto finished second in the league, six points behind champions Benfica. They also reached the last-16 of the Champions League before losing to finalist Juventus. ‘Porto and Nuno Espirito Santo reached an agreement on this Monday afternoon to end the coach’s contract by mutual consent,’ said the club in a statement.