Manuel Cordeiro

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Manuel Cordeiro
Personal information
Full name Manuel Júlio Cordeiro da Silva Pereira
Date of birth (1983-08-26) August 26, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Faro, Portugal
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina (Assistant Manager, Analyst)
Teams managed
Years Team
2005–2010 Vitória F.C.
2010–2012 C.F. Os Belenenses
2012–2013 Videoton FC
2013–2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.
2014–2015 FC Basel
2015– Fiorentina

Manuel Cordeiro (born 26 August 1983, in Faro), is a Portuguese football manager since 2005. He is currently the analyst at Fiorentina. Manuel Cordeiro is also a former manager of Videoton B and during the journey of Videoton at UEFA Europa League 2012/2013 he was the analyst of the Videoton FC.


Since the beginning of his career as football manager Manuel Cordeiro stood out by the relevance that he gave to the training methods and game analysis, follow the line of thought of Professor Jorge Castelo, his reference in the football world.

In 2002 started his graduation in Sports Science, Sports Training / Football Specialized at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, with the final work in Game Analysis - “Offensive process characterization of high performance team - case study” with Professor Jorge Castelo and José Mourinho (during the Chelsea season) as mentors achieving the final score of 18 values.

During the 2004/2005 season started his first job as assistant coach at Grupo Desportivo Banco de Portugal and the followed season pass to assistant coach at U19 Vitória de Setúbal. Between 2005/2006 and 2009/2010 seasons Manuel continue in Vitória de Setúbal working with U11 and U12 as head coach (twice 2nd at Regional Championship) and as U19 assistant coach achieving the 4th place at Nacional Championship. During this seasons he create and develop an analysis and scouting department of the Vitória F.C..

In 2010/2011 Manuel Cordeiro was invited to work in the youth of “Os Belenenses” Football Club as manager of U14 Team which played the U15 league of Lisbon Football Association, reaching the 10th place.[1] The following season, he start working as assistant coach of U19 Team with Professor Jorge Castelo. When Castelo leaves the club to be part of Sporting Clube de Portugal Technical Team, Manuel accept to be in charge of U19 Team “Os Belenenses”[2] as head coach leading the team to the 5th place of National Championship.[3]

At the end of the season Manuel was invited to be Ferenc Puskás Football Academy Coordinator (Hungarian Club Videton Academy), position he occupied during the 2012/2013 season. When Manuel arrived Puskas Academy, the manager Paulo Sousa invite him to work as analyst for the Videoton FC during the UEFA Europa League, thus Manuel was part of the team who achieve the best position of the club in this European Competition, where they reached the Group Stage scoring two wins (Sporting Clube de Portugal and Basel FC)[4][5]

At the beginning of 2013, the manager Paulo Sousa leaves the club and Manuel Cordeiro accept the challenged to be assistant manager until new manager José Gomes arrive. Then Manuel assume the leadership of the Videoton B team [6] reaching the 4th place of the second Hungarian League.[7]

After an amazing season at Videoton where he could prove his value as a coach and as game analyst, Paulo Sousa invite Manuel Cordeiro to be part of his new project Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club, the winner of 2012/2013 National Championship.[8]

On sumemer 2015 he follows Paulo Sousa to Fiorentina.


Head Coach[edit]

  • 2012/2013 - Videoton B (4th place - 2nd Hungarian League)
  • 2011/2012 - U19 “Os Belenenses” (5th place National Championship).
  • 2010/2011 - U14 “Os Belenenses” (5th place U15 Regional Championship).
  • 2009/2010 - U10 Vitória de Setúbal (Regional Champion)
  • 2008/2009 - U11 Vitória de Setúbal (Regional Champion)
  • 2007/2008 - U10 Vitória de Setúbal (2nd place Regional Championship)


  • 2012/2013 - Coordinator at Ferenc Puskas Academy (Videoton FC Academy)

Assistant Coach[edit]

  • 2012/2013 - Videoton FC (2nd place Hungarian League and Group Stage at Europe League with 2 wins (Sporting Clube de Portugal e Basel FC)).
  • 2009/2010 - U19 Vitória de Setúbal (4th place National Championship).
  • 2008/2009 - U19 Vitória de Setúbal (4th place National Championship).
  • 2006/2007 - U15 Vitória de Setúbal (5th place National Championship).
  • 2005/2006 - U19 Vitória de Setúbal (6th place National Championship).
  • 2004/2005 - Senior Team of Grupo Desportivo Banco de Portugal (6th place - INATEL Championship).




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