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THE BALL – Coaches in Portugal “last” longer than the French and the Italians (Liga)

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According to data revealed this Monday by the Football Observatory (CIES), the coaches of the Portuguese League have an average of 416 days in office, exceeding two leagues in the big five (restricted group of the five best in the world), namely the French (385 days) and the Italian (384 days).

In this elite group, the English League is the one with the highest value (772 days, on average for coaches in positions), followed by Germany (628 days) and Spain (617 days) .

This one rankingwhere the championships of 90 countries in the world have been evaluated, is led by Northern Ireland (1,536 days) while at the bottom of the table appears a destination to which, curiously, several Portuguese coaches are heading, Saudi Arabia , with only 156 days of average seniority. in the office.

Brazil, which has Abel Ferreira (Palmeiras), Vítor Pereira (Corinthians), Paulo Sousa (Flamengo) and Luís Castro (Botafogo), is not far from the Saudis either: the average is 163 days in post for coaches of Serie A of this South. American country.

This season there have been 12 coaching changes in the Portuguese League, some of them made, more than once, by the same club, the cases of Moreirense, Belenenses SAD and Santa Clara.

The longest-serving coach is the FC Porto player, since the 2017/18 season, who completed his fifth season with the Dragons, where, to date, he won five trophies: two national league titles, two super cups and a Portuguese Cup. . .

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