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 liga coaches 2018/19
 

club

coach

nationality

notes

 Belenenses

Silas

Portuguese

19/01/18 Silas (Jorge Manuel Rebelo Fernandes) officially presented, with a contract of 1.5 seasons - his first coaching position (had been a coach for the Players’ Union summer camp and a TV pundit recently); among other clubs, represented União de Leiria, Marítimo and Belenenses in Portugal, Wolves (briefly) in England; three caps for Portugal

 Benfica

Rui Vitória

Portuguese

 

 Boavista

Jorge Simão

Portuguese

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

 Chaves

Daniel Ramos

Portuguese

08/06/18 officially presented; arrives from Marítimo; was at Chaves in 2004/05, in the Segunda Liga

 Desportivo das Aves

José Mota

Portuguese

25/01/18 announced as ‘training coordinator’, a way to get him training the team while Lito Vidigal awaits official confirmation of his sacking; was at Aves for the second half of the 2016/17 season, getting them promoted to the Primeira Liga; last job: Tunisian club CS Sfaxien (until November 2017)

 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

Cláudio Braga

Portuguese

12/06/18 officially presented; arrives from 2nd-tier Dutch club Fortuna Sittard

 Moreirense

Ivo Vieira

Portuguese

28/05/18 Announced; sacked from relegated Estoril ten days ago

 Nacional

Costinha

Portuguese

 

 Paços de Ferreira

Vítor Oliveira

Portuguese

22/05/18 Announced as coach; moves from Portimonense; has a (justified) reputation for getting teams back to the Liga; brought Paços up from the Segunda for the first time in 1990/91

 Portimonense

António Folha

Portuguese

Reported to be in line to take over, apparently to be announced officially 29 June, when training starts; previously with FC Porto B

 Rio Ave

José Gomes

Portuguese

13/06/18 announced; arrives from Saudi Arabian club Al Taawon, who finished 7th in the league; previously coached Paços de Ferreira, Aves, Leixões, União de Leiria and Moreirense in Portugal

 Santa Clara

João Henriques

Portuguese

 

 Sporting

José Peseiro

Portuguese

30/06/18 announced; previously at the club between 2004/06; previous club: Vitória de Guimarães, who he left in May

 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
17/05/18 Contract renewed for another season

 Vitória Guimarães

Luís Castro

Portuguese

21/05/18 Confirmed on a two-year contract; from Chaves, who finished 6th

 Vitória Setúbal

Lito Vidigal

Angolan

22/05/18 confirmed; previously coached UD Leiria, Belenenses, Arouca and Desportivo das Aves (sacked Jan 2018) in Portugal, plus abroad: Angola (Seleção), Lybia (Al Itthiad), Cyprus (AEL Limassol) and Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv); two-year contract

updated 30/07/18


 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
16/01/18 termination of contract agreed after the 1-2 home defeat to Rio Ave; no league win for 8 games; 11th on 19 points from 18 games; had been insisting on reinforcements in the transfer window, which the board refused

 -

Silas

Portuguese

19/01/18 Silas (Jorge Manuel Rebelo Fernandes) officially presented, with a contract of 1.5 seasons - his first coaching position (had been a coach for the Players’ Union summer camp and a TV pundit recently); among other clubs, represented União de Leiria, Marítimo and Belenenses in Portugal, Wolves (briefly) in England; three caps for Portugal

 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 Costa at Segunda Liga side Arouca 15/09

 -

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
21/05/18 confirmed at Vitória de Guimarães

 

Daniel Ramos

Portuguese

08/06/18 officially presented; arrives from Marítimo; was at Chaves in 2004/05, in the Segunda Liga

 * Desportivo das Aves
 (newly promoted)

Ricardo Soares

Portuguese

from Chaves
30/09/17 reported to have been sacked after a 2-2 draw at Portimonense, leaving Aves equal bottom (with three other clubs) on 6 points from 8 games;
dismissal confirmed 02/10/17

 -

Lito Vidigal

Angolan

30/09/17 reported to be taking over; previously at Maccabi Tel Aviv, and in Portugal, Arouca;
confirmed 02/10/17, on a 1.5 year contract.
23/01/18 sacked, but only theoretically, after a 2-0 defeat at Paços de Ferreira that leaves Aves 16th on 14 points, (the same as Vitória de Setúbal, 17th, and two points above bottom club Estoril, on 12); Vidigal had not received official notification as at 25/01

 -

José Mota

Portuguese

25/01/18 announced as ‘training coordinator’, a way to get him training the team while Lito Vidigal awaits official confirmation of his sacking; was at Aves for the second half of the 2016/17 season, getting them promoted to the Primeira Liga; last job: Tunisian club CS Sfaxien (until November 2017)

 * Estoril

Pedro Emanuel

Portuguese

Presented 08/03/17. Previously coach at Académica and Arouca. Last job at Apolon Limassol, Cyprus - sacked in December 2016.
21/10/17 Sacked after the 0-3 home defeat to Boavista 20/10, 8th straight defeat in all competitions (Liga, Taça de Portugal, Taça de Liga; bottom of Liga with 6 points from 9 games

 -

Filipe Pedro

Portuguese

24/10/17 named as caretaker; assistant under three different Estoril coaches since 2015/16

 -

Ivo Vieira

Portuguese

13/11/17 took training; arrives from Segunda Liga side Académica, with whom he had a contract till the end of the season; previously coached Nacional and Marítimo in the Liga, and Desportivo das Aves in the Segunda
15/05/18 reports are that following relegation, the club will not take up the option for an extra year, and IV will leave at the end of May
16/05/18 IV’s dismissal made official

 -

Luís Freire

Portuguese

02/06/18 Will take over after 10/06/18, when the team he leads, Mafra, have played the decider against Farense to see who are the champions of the Campeonato de Portugal (3rd tier); both teams have been promoted to the Segunda Liga.

 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.
20/05/18 Reportedly on his way out and heading for Chaves

 -

Cláudio Braga

Portuguese

12/06/18 officially presented; arrives from 2nd-tier Dutch club Fortuna Sittard

 * 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
29/10/17 sacked (‘by mutual consent’) after losing 3-0 at Belenenses and saying “I can’t make a woman give birth after 5 months”; he leaves the club equal bottom with Estoril, on 6 points from 10 games.

 -

Sérgio Vieira

Portuguese

Announced 31/10/17; returns to Portugal from Brazil (São Bernardo, América Mineiro, Ferroviária, Atlético Paranaense, Guaratinguetá); first experience as head coach in Portugal
13/02/18 Sacked (“by mutual consent”) after a 1-2 home defeat to then bottom club Estoril, leaving Moreirense second bottom; 17 games in all, won 5, lost 6

 -

Petit

Portuguese

13/02/18 Petit announced to take over; contract initially until the end of the season; he resigned from Paços de Ferreira in January
18/05/18 Contract terminated by mutual consent

 -

Ivo Vieira

Portuguese

28/05/18 Announced; sacked from relegated Estoril ten days ago

 * Paços de Ferreira

Vasco Seabra

Portuguese

assistant coach, as temporary caretaker
13/12/16 confirmed as coach until end of season
23/10/17 sacked after losing 6-1 at FC Porto; the team are 13th with 9 points from 9 games

 -

Petit

Portuguese

Presented 23/10/17; last season at Tondela and Moreirense; contract until the end of next season
08/01/18 resigned after a 1-1 home draw to Portimonense; Paços won 1 and drew 2 in 8 games under Petit, leaving them 16th, one point above the drop zone.

 -

Filipe Anunciação

Portuguese

as caretaker from 09/01/18

 -

João Henriques

Portuguese

12/01/18 from Leixões, 4th in the Segunda Liga
21/05/18 contract terminated after the club were relegated

 -

Vítor Oliveira

Portuguese

22/05/18 Announced as coach; moves from Portimonense; has a (justified) reputation for getting teams back to the Liga; brought Paços up from the Segunda for the first time in 1990/91

* Portimonense
 

Vítor Oliveira

Portuguese

15/05/15 Could not agree terms for an extension to his contract and leaves the club after 2 years

 -

António Folha

Portuguese

Reported to be in line to take over, apparently to be announced officially 29 June, when training starts; previously with FC Porto B

 Rio Ave

Miguel Cardoso

Portuguese

announced 12/06/17, from Shakhtar Dontesk (assistant to Paulo Fonseca); one-year contract, + 1 optional
18/05/18 Reported to be on his way to French club Lille
12/06/18 terminated contract and goes to French club Nantes

 -

José Gomes

Portuguese

13/06/18 announced; arrives from Saudi Arabian club Al Taawon, who finished 7th in the league; previously coached Paços de Ferreira, Aves, Leixões, União de Leiria and Moreirense in Portugal

 * Sporting

Jorge Jesus

Portuguese

05/06/18 contract terminated by agreement; signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal

 -

Sinisa Mihajlovic

Croatian

18/06/18 officially presented; arrives from Torino and previously coached Italian clubs AC Milan, Sampdoria, Fiorentina, Catania and Bologna, and the Serbian national side
27/06/18 sacked; he was the choice of ex-president Bruno de Carvalho, who in the meantime was deposed; the stand-in president, Sousa Cintra, said that Mihajlovic had changed the venue for pre-seasn training, which had cost the club €300,000

 -

José Peseiro

Portuguese

30/06/18 announced; previously at the club between 2004/06; previous club: Vitória de Guimarães, who he left in May

 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
17/05/18 Contract renewed for another season

 * Vitória Guimarães

Pedro Martins

Portuguese

announced 19/05/16; moves from Rio Ave
18/02/18 Sacked after a 0-5 home defeat to regional arch rivals Sporting Braga; he leaves Vitória 9th, with 9 wins, 2 draws and 12 defeats.

 -

Vítor Campelos

Portuguese

21/02/18 as caretaker; moves from the Vitória ‘B’ Team, who play in the second tier; one game in charge: lost 3-2 at Marítimo

 -

José Peseiro

Portuguese

28/02/18 on a 1.5-year contract; last job Al-Sharjah, of the United Arab Emirates; in Portugal, previously coached, among others, Nacional, Sporting, Braga, FC Porto; was assistant at Real Madrid
15/05/18 left the club by mutual consent; under Peseiro, the team won 4, drew 2 and lost 4, finishing a disappointing 9th in the Liga

 -

Luís Castro

Portuguese

21/05/18 Confirmed on a two-year contract; from Chaves, who finished 6th

 * Vitória Setúbal

José Couceiro

Portuguese

presented 25/05/16; last job Estoril Praia, 2015; previously at Vitória 2004/05 and 2013/14
13/05/18 Announced he would not be continuing after saving Vitória from the drop on the last day of the season (a 1-0 win at home to Tondela)
15/05/18 Club reported to be in negotiations with Lito Vidigal

 -

Lito Vidigal

Angolan

22/05/18 confirmed; previously coached UD Leiria, Belenenses, Arouca and Desportivo das Aves (sacked Jan 2018) in Portugal, plus abroad: Angola (Seleção), Lybia (Al Itthiad), Cyprus (AEL Limassol) and Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv); two-year contract

 

updated 01/07/18

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