What does it mean when they say:
1(The following January, he
took the reins at little-known Uniao de Leiria and was quickly back
into his stride, guiding them to the top five by the midpoint of the
2(He jumped ship when Porto came calling in January
2002, and the team finished the season in third place despite a poor
Thanks in advance
To take the reins means to take control, manage, lead.
To jump ship means to give up, quit.
Hope that helps.