Leonardo Jardim

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Leonardo Jardim
Personal information
Full name José Leonardo Nunes Alves S. Jardim
Date of birth (1974-08-01) 1 August 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Barcelona, Venezuela
Club information
Current team
Monaco (coach)
Teams managed
Years Team
2001–2003 Camacha (assistant)
2003–2008 Camacha
2008–2009 Chaves
2009–2011 Beira-Mar
2011–2012 Braga
2012–2013 Olympiacos
2013–2014 Sporting CP
2014– Monaco

José Leonardo Nunes Alves Sousa Jardim (Portuguese pronunciation: [liuˈnaɾdu ʒɐɾˈdĩ]; born 1 August 1974) is a Portuguese football manager, currently in charge of AS Monaco FC.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Anzoátegui, Venezuela, to Portuguese parents who had settled in the country, Jardim returned to Portugal at a very young age, relocating to the island of Madeira. In 2001, aged only 27, he started his manager career, acting as assistant to local A.D. Camacha for two years.

Subsequently Jardim was promoted to head coach at the third division side, moving to G.D. Chaves in the same category midway through the 2007–08 campaign and leading the northerners to promotion to the second level in his only full season.

In the 2009 summer he was appointed at S.C. Beira-Mar, achieving another promotion, this time to the top division. Jardim stepped down midway through the following season due to a string of bad results, even though the Aveiro team finally managed to retain its division status.[1]

In May 2011, Jardim replaced Sporting Clube de Portugal-bound Domingos Paciência at the helm of S.C. Braga.[2] He led the Minho club to the third position in his first and only season – posting a record of 15 consecutive league wins in the process -[3] but left after a run-in with the club's president.[4]

On 5 June 2012 Jardim agreed to join Greek club Olympiacos F.C. on a two-year contract, replacing Ernesto Valverde.[5][6] He was controversially relieved of his duties on 19 January of the following year, even though the club led the league by ten points.[7]

Jardim returned to the country of his parents in the 2013 summer, penning a two-year contract with Sporting.[8] Leading a team full of youngsters developed at the club's youth system,[9][10] he coached the Lisbon giants to the second position in his debut campaign,[11] with 25 points and 18 goals more than the previous season.

On 10 June 2014 Jardim was appointed at AS Monaco FC from Ligue 1, for two seasons plus the option for another year.[12]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 2 July 2014
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Camacha Portugal 2003 2008 138 61 34 43 213 162 +51 44.20
Chaves Portugal 2008 2009 38 22 9 7 60 26 +34 57.89
Beira-Mar Portugal 2009 2011 66 25 21 20 87 72 +15 37.88
Braga Portugal May 2011 June 2012 46 27 10 9 84 45 +39 58.70
Olympiacos Greece 5 June 2012 19 January 2013 22 16 3 3 47 19 +28 72.73
Sporting Portugal 20 May 2013 10 June 2014 37 25 8 4 77 28 +49 67.57
Monaco France 10 June 2014 Present 2 0 0 2 2 6 -4 00.00
Career totals 348 176 85 87 569 354 +215 50.57

Source: Zerozero

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leonardo Jardim steps down at Beira-Mar". PortuGOAL. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pedro Martins: "Nélson Caldeira vai ser adjunto de Leonardo Jardim no SC Braga"" [Pedro Martins: "Nélson Caldeira will assist Leonardo Jardim at SC Braga"] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lucky 13 for Braga?". PortuGOAL. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Braga rescinde contrato com treinador Jardim" [Braga rescinds contract with coach Jardim] (in Portuguese). Super Sport. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Πέφτουν υπογραφές με Ζαρντίμ" [Jardim is signing] (in Greek). Ethnos. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Leonardo Jardim to be Olympiakos new coach; Footballcracy, 8 June 2012
  7. ^ "Olympiacos FC statement". Olympiacos' official website. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Soccer-Troubled Sporting appoint Jardim as coach". Chicago Tribune. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jardim focused on bigger picture at Sporting". UEFA.com. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Paulo Machado: “Leonardo Jardim has changed the mentality at Sporting”". PortuGOAL. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Leonardo Jardim diz que nada está decidido na luta pelo segundo lugar" [Leonardo Jardim says nothing is decided in fight for second place] (in Portuguese). IOnline. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Leonardo Jardim joins AS Monaco". AS Monaco. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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