José Morais

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José Morais
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Personal information
Full name José Manuel Ferreira de Morais
Date of birth (1965-07-27) 27 July 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
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
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
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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

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. In February 2015, Morais started with Tunisian club Espérance.

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,[2] Swedish club Assyriska, Tunisian club Espérance de Tunis (EST), as well as once holding the head coach position for the Yemen national team.[3][4] On 27 April 2002, he became the coach of Westfalia Herne in the German fourth division.[5] 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 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-Shabbab before returning to Chelsea for the start of pre-season ahead of the 2015–16 Premier League campaign.

Following Barnsley's relegation on 6 May 2018, Morais and his coaching staff departed when the club triggered a clause to terminate their contracts should Barnsley be relegated.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 6 May 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Tunisia Espérance 2008 2009 19 14 2 3 073.68
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2014 2014 7 5 1 1 071.43
Turkey Antalyaspor 2016 2016 28 9 7 12 032.14
Greece AEK Athens 2016 2017 14 3 8 3 021.43
England Barnsley 16 February 2018 6 May 2018 15 3 4 8 020.00
Total 83 34 22 27 040.96




  1. ^ staff, inter(a t) (2009-10-14). "Inter bids farewell to Andrè Villas Boas". F.C. Internazionale Milano. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Anpa-Associação Nacional Da Polícia Aérea: Pcab/Pa - José Morais". 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Jose' Morais Nello Staff Di Mourinho" (in Italian). 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Assyriskas tränare José Morais till Inter". 2009-08-23. Archived from the original on 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
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