José Morais

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José Morais
Esteghlal FC vs Sepahan FC, 12 August 2022 - 23.jpg
Morais in August 2022
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Ferreira de Morais
Date of birth (1965-07-27) 27 July 1965 (age 57)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sepahan (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 União de Leiria
1986–1988 Dragões de Alferrarede
1988–1990 Atlético CP
1990Praiense (loan)
1990–1991 Penafiel
Teams managed
1999–2001 Benfica B
2001–2002 Estoril
2002 Westfalia Herne
2002 Dresdner SC
2003–2004 Porto (assistant)
2004–2005 Santa Clara
2005 Assyriska Föreningen
2006 Al Faisaly
2007–2008 Al Hazm
2008 Stade Tunisien
2008 Yemen
2008–2009 Espérance
2009–2010 Inter Milan (assistant)
2010–2013 Real Madrid (assistant)
2013–2014 Chelsea (assistant)
2014–2015 Al-Shabab
2015–2016 Chelsea (assistant)
2016 Antalyaspor
2016–2017 AEK Athens
2018 Barnsley
2018 Karpaty Lviv
2019–2020 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2021 Al Hilal
2022– Sepahan
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

José Manuel Ferreira de Morais (born 27 July 1965) is a Portuguese professional football coach and former player.

Morais arrived at Inter Milan in July 2009 to replace the departing André Villas-Boas, who took the head coaching position with Académica de Coimbra.[1] Hired by fellow countryman José Mourinho, the two reportedly first met at Benfica in 2000.

After head coach Mourinho terminated his contract with Inter, Morais followed Mourinho to Real Madrid in June 2010. Similarly, he then followed Mourinho to Chelsea in June 2013 following the end of Mourinho's managerial spell with Real Madrid. He then managed in his own right in several countries, winning two K League 1 titles with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in South Korea.

In June 2022, he signed for three seasons to manage Iranian club Sepahan.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Morais' playing career started at the União de Leiria in 1984. He stayed there for two seasons before moving to Dragões de Alferrarede in 1986, playing there for two years. His next stint at Atlético CP lasted only one year. In 1990, he went on loan to Praiense before finally retiring in Penafiel after the 1990–91 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Morais worked with the Benfica youth team among several football clubs in Portugal,[3] Swedish club Assyriska, Tunisian club Espérance, as well as once holding the head coach position for the Yemen national team.[4][5] On 27 April 2002, he became the coach of Westfalia Herne in the German fourth division.[6] Between 20 January 2003 and 30 June, he was the head coach from two times German champion Dresdner SC in the German third league.

On 13 July 2006, Morais joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Faisaly as manager.[7] He left the club on 16 December 2006 following a 5–1 defeat to Al-Ittihad.[8] On 6 June 2014, Morais was named as new manager of Saudi side Al-Shabab. He won Saudi Super Cup title after defeating Al Nassr in penalty shootout in his first match as Al-Shabab manager. For the 2014–15 season, Morais took a one-year sabbatical to become manager of Saudi Arabian team Al-Shabab before returning to Chelsea for the start of pre-season ahead of the 2015–16 Premier League campaign. On 16 August 2018, Morais was appointed manager of Ukrainian Premier League club Karpaty Lviv.[9] On 28 November 2018, Morais quit as manager of Ukrainian Premier League and was appointed as manager of South Korean K League 1 side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.[10] He won the K League 1 in both of his first two seasons.[11] In December 2020, he left Jeonbuk after his contract was terminated.[12] In May 2021, Morais signed a contract until the end season with Saudi club Al Hilal.[13] on 24 June 2022, Morais joined Persian Gulf Pro League side Sepahan on a new three-year deal.[14]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Morais with José Mourinho
As of 18 August 2022[15]
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Assyriska 2 January 2005 23 October 2005 26 4 2 20 015.38
Al Faisaly 17 July 2006 16 December 2006 17 3 5 9 017.65
Espérance 17 November 2008 8 March 2009 19 14 2 3 073.68
Al-Shabab 6 June 2014 15 October 2014 7 5 1 1 071.43
Antalyaspor 6 January 2016 6 October 2016 28 9 7 12 032.14
AEK Athens 18 October 2016 18 January 2017 14 3 8 3 021.43
Barnsley 16 February 2018 6 May 2018 15 3 4 8 020.00
Karpaty Lviv 16 August 2018 28 November 2018 11 4 3 4 036.36
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 January 2019 6 December 2020 85 51 21 13 060.00
Al Hilal 7 May 2021 31 May 2021 4 3 1 0 075.00
Sepahan 24 June 2022 Present 11 5 5 1 045.45
Total 208 100 54 54 048.08

Honours[edit]

Espérance Tunis
Al-Shabab
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Al Hilal

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inter bids farewell to Andrè Villas Boas". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  2. ^ Lusa, Agência. "José Morais assina com clube iraniano por três épocas". Observador (in Portuguese).
  3. ^ "Anpa-Associação Nacional Da Polícia Aérea: Pcab/Pa - José Morais". Policia-aerea.blogspot.com. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  4. ^ "Jose' Morais Nello Staff Di Mourinho" (in Italian). Oleole.it. 2009-07-09. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  5. ^ "Assyriskas tränare José Morais till Inter". Fotbollseuropa.se. 2009-08-23. Archived from the original on 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  6. ^ "Mourinhos flüsternder Schatten". www.wn.de (in German).
  7. ^ "رئيس الفيصلي ومدرب الفريق الجديد يعقدان مؤتمراً صحفياً". www.al-jazirah.com.
  8. ^ "البرتغالي جوزيه يقرر من البرتغال ترك عنابي سدير". www.al-jazirah.com.
  9. ^ ""Карпати" очолив Жозе Мораіш" (in Ukrainian). FC Karpaty Lviv. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  10. ^ ""조제 모라이스, 전북 차기 감독 확정" (포르투갈 언론)" (in Korean). Sportal Korea. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b Gillen, Sean (1 November 2020). "Portuguese coach José Morais wins 2nd South Korean championship". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  12. ^ Binns, Matthew. "Manager José Morais Leaves Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors". K League United | South Korean football news.
  13. ^ "Oficial: José Morais é o novo treinador do Al Hilal (Arábia Saudita)". A Bola (in Portuguese).
  14. ^ "Jose Morais named Sepahan coach: IPL". 2022-06-24. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  15. ^ "Saudi Arabia - Al Hilal Saudi FC - Results and fixtures - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.