Jose Morais will take over as head coach at Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors after long-serving incumbent Choi Kang-hee departs on the finish of the season, the Okay-League champions mentioned.
Morais, who has labored underneath Manchester United supervisor Jose Mourinho throughout spells at Benfica, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea, will change into the membership’s first international coach.
“Given his wealth of expertise in European soccer, we felt Morais was the right coach for our membership’s philosophy,” Jeonbuk had been quoted as saying by the Yonhap information company on Thursday.
Choi guided Jeonbuk to six league titles and two AFC Champions League triumphs over two spells, the primary starting in 2005, and is about to depart for Chinese language membership Tianjin Quanjian.
Morais linked up with Mourinho throughout a quick stint at Benfica earlier than becoming a member of his compatriot at Inter Milan within the 2009-10 season, the place they guided the membership to the Serie A, Champions League and Italian Cup titles.
The pair then moved to Spain, the place they helped Real Madrid declare a league and cup double, earlier than becoming a member of forces at Chelsea, the place they won a Premier League title in 2014-15.
The 53-year-old Morais has additionally coached in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Greece, England and Ukraine.
His arrival follows the appointment of compatriot Paulo Bento as South Korea coach in August.
Former Portugal boss Bento has loved a shiny begin, with the crew going undefeated in six video games to improve their standing as one of the favourites for subsequent yr’s Asian Cup.
Jeonbuk won their second-straight league title in October with six matches remaining. They end their marketing campaign in opposition to Gyeongnam FC on Sunday.