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 liga coaches 2017/18
 

club

coach

nationality

notes

 Belenenses

Domingos Paciência

Portuguese

announced 18/04/17, contract to end of 2017/18 season; has coached Leiria, Académica, Braga, Sporting in Portugal; to be officially presented 20/04/17

 Benfica

Rui Vitória

Portuguese

 

 Boavista

Miguel Leal

Portuguese

11/10/16 - until the end of the season, with renewal optional; previously with Penafiel and Moreirense, who he left in May - unemployed since then
13/09/17 resignation accepted. Boavista have one win, four defeats from five Liga games and are out of the Taça da Liga; replaced Jorge Costta at Segunda Liga side Arouca 15/09

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Jorge Couto/ Alfredo

Portuguese

13/09/17 - Leal’s assistants as caretakers, with the next game up being Benfica at home (16/09)
One day as caretakers ...

 -

Jorge Simão

Portuguese

14/09/17 - presented; previously at Sporting Braga (resigned April 2017)

 Chaves

Luís Castro

Portuguese

confirmed 01/06/17 on a 2-year contract; from Rio Ave (sacked); replaces Ricardo Soares

 Desportivo das Aves
 (newly promoted)

Ricardo Soares

Portuguese

from Chaves

 Estoril

Pedro Emanuel

Portuguese

Presented 08/03/17. Previously coach at Académica and Arouca. Last job at Apolon Limassol, Cyprus - sacked in December 2016.

 FC Porto

Sérgio Conceição

Portuguese

announced 08/06/17; from Nantes on a 2-year contract; previously coach at Olhanense, Académica, Braga and Vitória de Guimarães

 Feirense

Nuno Manta Santos

Portuguese

from 21/12/16, as caretaker (including a 1-1 draw at FC Porto in the Taça da Liga); confirmed as permanent coach 30/12/16

 Marítimo

Daniel Ramos

Portuguese

21/09/16 from Azores club Santa Clara, who he joined at the beginning of the season from Famalicão. Santa Clara are second in the Segunda Liga, 6 wins from 7. They will be paid 60,000 euros in compensation.

 Moreirense

Manuel Machado

Portuguese

26/05/17 reported to be replacing Petit; his second spell with the club - got them promoted in 2002, left 2004; coached Nacional (sacked) and Arouca (sacked) in 2016/17

 Paços de Ferreira

Vasco Seabra

Portuguese

assistant coach, as temporary caretaker
13/12/16 confirmed as coach until end of season

 Portimonense
 (newly promoted)

Vítor Oliveira

Portuguese

 

 Rio Ave

Miguel Cardoso

Portuguese

announced 12/06/17, from Shakhtar Dontesk (assistant to Paulo Fonseca); one-year contract, + 1 optional

 Sporting

Jorge Jesus

Portuguese

 

 Sporting Braga

Abel Ferreira

Portuguese

26/04/17 steps up from Braga’s ‘B’ team.

 Tondela

Pepa

Portuguese

Announced 10/01/17; previously at Moreirense - parted ways in November; contract until the end of the season

 Vitória Guimarães

Pedro Martins

Portuguese

announced 19/05/16; moves from Rio Ave

 Vitória Setúbal

José Couceiro

Portuguese

presented 25/05/16; last job Estoril Praia, 2015; previously at Vitória 2004/05 and 2013/14

(updated 15/09/17)


 liga coaches 2016/17
 

club

coach

nationality

notes

* Arouca

Lito Vidigal

Angolan

Exit reported 10/02/17 before the 3-0 defeat at Benfica, and confirmed officially later in the evening; Lito is to coach Maccabi Tel Aviv, reportedly on a 1.5-year contract; joined Arouca in the summer of 2015; left Arouca 10th in the Liga; former Nacional coach Manuel Machado mooted for the job.

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Manuel Machado

Portuguese

announced 11/02/17, presented 12/02/17; sacked by Nacional 28/12/16
resignation accepted 21/03/17; lost all 5 games in charge, scoring just 3 goal; leaves club 14th on 27 points

 -

Jorge Leitão

Portuguese

announced 22/03/17, on a temporary basis ... which could be extended until the end of the season; former striker and assistant coach at the club

* Belenenses

Júlio Velázquez

Spanish

joined 16/12/15 - previously at Bétis, Murcia and Villarreal
resigned 06/10/16 after disagreements over the handling of the situation of forward Fábio Sturgeon, banned from training by the club due to a discipline problem.

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Quim Machado

Portuguese

06/10/16 from Azores club Santa Clara, after spending just two weeks in the post; almost got Vitória de Setúbal relegated last season - left them 18/05/16; contract until end of season.
17/04/17 reports in the media say he’s been sacked after five straight defeats, three at home, the last one 1-3 to Estoril. Possible replacements reported as Domingos Paciência and Jorge Costa, with the former in pole.

 -

Márcio Santos

Portuguese

17/04/17 training session run by the goalkeeping coach

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Domingos Paciência

Portuguese

announced 18/04/17, contract to end of 2017/18 season; has coached Leiria, Académica, Braga, Sporting in Portugal; to be officially presented 20/04/17

Benfica

Rui Vitória

Portuguese

 

* Boavista

Erwin Sánchez

Bolivian

joined 01/12/15 - from Bolivian club Blooming, returning to club he played for and coached
18/05/16 - renewed for one more season
10/10/16 - sacked (“mutual consent”) after criticising the home fans for criticising the players and him

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Miguel Leal

Portuguese

11/10/16 - until the end of the season, with renewal optional; previously with Penafiel and Moreirense, who he left in May - unemployed since then

* Chaves
(newly promoted)

Jorge Simão

Portuguese

announced 21/05/16, from Paços de Ferreira; takes over from Vítor Oliveira, who joins Segunda side Portimonense
15/12/19 announced that he will be moving to Sporting Braga, after 19/12 when Chaves play FC Porto; currently 7th in the Liga
17/12/16 It was decided that Simão could not be on the bench for the FCP game because of the bad feeling among Chaves supporters at the manner of his leaving

 -

Carlos Pires

Portuguese

Goalkeeping coach as caretaker, just for the FC Porto game on 19/12/16 [2-1 defeat] (all the other coaching staff are following Jorge Simão to Braga)

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Ricardo Soares

Portuguese

Announced 19/12/16, to be presented officially 20/12/16; moves from second-tier Vizela, currently 8th of 22
02/05/17 club announced Soares would be leaving at the end of the season, following the 3 days off he granted players after a 0-2 home defeat to FC Porto

* Estoril

Fabiano Soares

Brazilian

confirmed 30/05/16
11/12/16 sacked after losing 2-0 at Vitória de Setúbal, leaving the team 11th on 15 points from 13 games.

 -

Filipe Pedro

Portuguese

13/12/16 Asssistant to Fabiano Soares; on the bench for the Taça de Portugal game v Sanjoanense [4-2]

 -

Pedro Gomez Carmona

Spanish

Announced officially 16/12/16, although started traning 15/12; has been on the coaching staff of Getafe, Real Madrid, Betis and Valência; has a PhD in Sports Sciences
Contract terminated by mutual consent 08/03/17. Carmona leaves the club 4th from bottom, 4 points above the drop zone. Under him they won 5 points in 11 games. (cf Fabiano Soares, sacked with 15 pts from 13 games ...)

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Pedro Emanuel

Portuguese

Presented 08/03/17. Previously coach at Académica and Arouca. Last job at Apolon Limassol, Cyprus - sacked in December 2016.

* FC Porto

Nuno Espírito Santo

Portuguese

presented 01/06/16
22/05/17 sacked after a disappointing season (2nd behind arch rivals Benfica) and a disastrous last day: a 1-3 defeat at lowly Moreirense.

 -

Sérgio Conceição

Portuguese

announced 08/06/17; from Nantes on a 2-year contract; previously coach at Olhanense, Académica, Braga and Vitória de Guimarães

* Feirense
(newly promoted)

José Mota

Portuguese

presented 19/05/16; takes over from Pepa, who joins Moreirense
21/12/16 sacked with the team second from bottom, with only 10 goals in 14 games and the worst defence in the Liga (30 goals conceded), 9 games without a win and 5 straight defeats.

 -

Nuno Manta Santos

Portuguese

from 21/12/16, as caretaker (including a 1-1 draw at FC Porto in the Taça da Liga); confirmed as permanent coach 30/12/16

* Marítimo

Paulo César Gusmão

Brazilian

presented 01/06/16; joins from Brazilian club Joinville
19/09/16 - contract terminated by mutual consent after the 2-0 loss at local rivals Nacional. Marítimo have three points (one win) from five games and are second from bottom, one goal scored, seven against. First chicotada psicológica of the season.

 -

Daniel Ramos

Portuguese

21/09/16 from Azores club Santa Clara, who he joined at the beginning of the season from Famalicão. Santa Clara are second in the Segunda Liga, 6 wins from 7. They will be paid 60,000 euros in compensation.

* Moreirense

Pepa

Portuguese

joined 20/05/16 - one year, with one more as optional
21/11/16 contract terminated by mutual consent with the team third from bottom on 8 points.

 -

Leandro Mendes

Portuguese

fitness trainer, as temporary caretaker; one game - 0-3 at Benfica

 -

Augusto Inácio

Portuguese

announced 28/11/16; previously at Moreirense in 2012/13; other clubs coached include: Rio Ave, Marítimo, Belenenses, Sporting, Chaves, Vitória de Guimarães; joins with Moreirense bottom, 8 points from 11 games
contract terminated by mutual agreement 20/03/17; leaves the team third from bottom, four points above the drop zone; won the Taça da Liga - since then, now ins and just four points from eight games.

 -

Petit

Portuguese

announced 20/03/17; contract until the end of the season; previously with Boavista and Tondela (who he left in January)
left the club 26/05/17 by mutual consent; club saved from the drop on the last day (3-1 win over FC Porto)

 -

Manuel Machado

Portuguese

26/05/17 reported to be replacing Petit; his second spell with the club - got them promoted in 2002, left 2004; coached Nacional (sacked) and Arouca (sacked) in 2016/17

* Nacional

Manuel Machado

Portuguese

28/12/16 - sacked (“by agreement”) after four years in the job; also at the club in 2005/06 and 2008-10; team 3rd from bottom, on equal points (11) with penultimate team Moreirense; 3 wins and 2 draws from 15 games.

 -

Predrag Jokanovic

Serbian

30/12/16 - officially presented; played for the club 2001-03 and coached them 2006-08
terminated contract by mutual consent 21/03/17; in 11 games, drew 5 and lost 6; leaves the club rock bottom, four points from safety

 -

João de Deus

Portuguese

presented and training 22/03/17; last three seasons as coach of Sporting B
sacked 24/05/17 after Nacional finished bottom and were relegated

-

Costinha

Portuguese

presented 31/05/17, on a one-year contract; moves from Segunda-Liga club Académica

* Paços de Ferreira

Carlos Pinto

Portuguese

joined 25/05/16, from Segunda side Santa Clara; first time in top flight
28/11/16 contract terminated by mutual consent; Paços 4th from bottom, 10 points from 11 games, 2 points above the drop zone

 -

Vasco Seabra

Portuguese

assistant coach, as temporary caretaker
13/12/16 confirmed as coach until end of season

* Rio Ave

Nuno Capucho

Portuguese

presented 21/05/16, from Segunda side Varzim; two-year contract
10/11/16 - contract terminated by mutual consent; the club are 11th with 11 points from 10 games; they lost 1-2 at home to Boavista in their last game, with white handkerchiefs seen in the crowd; they have also been knocked out of the Taça de Portugal by 2nd-tier Santa Clara; Sérgio Conceição, lastly of Vitória de Guimarães, reported to be a possible replacement.

 -

Luís Castro

Portuguese

Announced 13/11/16, to be presented officially 14/11; from FC Porto B, currently 10th in the second tier, Segunda Liga Champions last season; has previously coached FC Porto’s 1st team as caretaker (2014)
sacked 24/05/17 after finishing 7th and out of the European places

Sporting

Jorge Jesus

Portuguese

 

* Sporting Braga

José Peseiro

Portuguese

announced officially 06/06/16; sacked recently by FC Porto after six months; at Braga 2012/13
14/12/16 sacked after the team is knocked out of the Taça de Portugal [1-2] by second-tier Sporting Covilhã (Braga are cupholders); last week they were knocked out of the Europa League at the group stage (two competitions that president António Salvador said were definite objectives at the start of the season)

 -

Abel Ferreira

Portuguese

14/12/16 coach of Sporting Braga’s B Team, announced as caretaker until something permanent sorted out; first and only game: a 1-0 win at Sporting that left Braga 3rd, above Sporting

 -

Jorge Simão

Portuguese

Announced 15/12/16; from Chaves (currently 7th); will take over after 19/12 when Chaves play FC Porto; contract for a season and a half; previously coached Belenenses ad Paços de Ferreira, among others; started training 19/12/16
25/04/16 offered his resignation after a 3-1 defeat at Paços de Ferreira; leaves the team in 5th, 5 points behind arch rivals Vitória de Guimarães

 -

Abel Ferreira

Portuguese

26/04/17 steps up from Braga’s ‘B’ team.

* Tondela

Petit

Portuguese

confirmed 09/12/15 after resigning 29/11 from Boavista
18/05/16 - contract extended for two more seasons; club escaped relegation on last day
Offered his resignation 08/01/17 after a 1-2 home defeat to Arouca, leaving Tondela rock bottom, 2 wins from 16 games, 4 points from safety; resignation accepted 09/01/17

 -

Pepa

Portuguese

Announced 10/01/17; previously at Moreirense - parted ways in November; contract until the end of the season

Vitória Guimarães

Pedro Martins

Portuguese

announced 19/05/16; moves from Rio Ave

Vitória Setúbal

José Couceiro

Portuguese

presented 25/05/16; last job Estoril Praia, 2015; previously at Vitória 2004/05 and 2013/14

(updated 09/06/17)

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