Former Premier League midfielder Jelle Van Damme to take over as manager of FC Porto

The former Porto president Jelle van Damme has been named as the new manager of FCP Porto.

It is expected to be a period of transition for the club, which had suffered a string of relegations during Van Dammes tenure.

The 37-year-old will take over from his old mentor Marcelo Bielsa, who was sacked by the Porto board in July.FCP Portos latest Premier League match is against Newcastle United on Saturday.