I AM A PASSIONATE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE
FOOTBALL MANAGER AND FORMER PLAYER.

As such, I have attempted to immerse myself in to each and every football club I have been involved with. My vision, with each club I manage, is to create and develop a philosophy and identity as to the way we play football. This must reflect the club’s history, the supporters and must help to shape the club’s future. The foremost consideration for any coach or manager in professional football is to win matches But we must entertain and play attractive, passing football, with a high tempo, pressing the opposition back and forcing mistakes. This is the approach I adopted as a player and is the approach I will continue to use during my time in the game. I create teams with the balance between flair and aggression and I want my teams to reflect my own personality – honest, hard-working and with the desire to win.

Player Career

Titles
PLAYING CAREER
NATIONAL TEAM
ACHIEVEMENTS
S.L. Benfica
National Champion
U17
S.L. Benfica
National Champion
U18
S.L. Benfica
National Champion
U19
S.L. Benfica
National Champion Senior
1990/91
S.L. Benfica
Cup Winners
1992/93
Juventus F.C.
League Champions
1994/95
Juventus F.C.
Cup Winners
1994/95
Juventus F.C.
Super Cup Winners
1995
Juventus F.C.
UEFA Champions League
1995/96
Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League
1996/97
Borussia Dortmund
Super Cup Winners
1996/97
Borussia Dortmund
World Club Championship
1997
1987 – 1993
S.L. Benfica
1993 – 1994
Sporting Clube de Portugal
1994 – 1996
Juventus F.C.
1996 – 1997/8
Borussia Dortmund
1997/8 – 1999/0
Inter Milan
1999 – 2000
Parma F.C.
2000 – 2002
Panathinaikos F.C.
2001 – 2002
RCD Espanyol
Under 16
8 appearances
Under 18
4 appearances
Under 20
2 appearances
Under 21
9 appearances
Seniors
51 appearances
European Under 18
Runners-up
World Under 20
Champions
Guerin d’Oro (Golden
Guerin) 1995 Winner
Euro 1996 Quarter
Finals
Euro 2000 Third place
World Cup 2002
Finals

Post-Playing Career

THE MANAGER