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Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« on: October 1, 2019, 07:37:30 PM »
This was in the Under 23 thread, but I know a lot of people don't venture in there. Thanks Dim Glas & others. :wave
Some more on the new development coach:

Klopp confirms Vitor Matos joins Liverpool FC coaching staff

Vitor Matos has officially joined the Liverpool FC staff as elite development coach.

He moves to the Reds from FC Porto, where he served as assistant coach of the Portuguese club’s B Team, who play in the country’s second tier, in 2018-19.

That was Matos’ second spell with Porto and followed two years in China, where he was youth technical coordinator and U16 head coach for Shandong Luneng.

At Liverpool, the 31-year-old takes up the position previously held by current Reds assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders, who also switched to Merseyside from Porto.

Jürgen Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “We’ve worked for a while on it. We had the idea that it makes real sense because we have so many outstanding, young boys.

“The situation is a little bit like this: if you are in pre-season, they are with us and we need them for training, for the games and all that stuff. But then the season starts and all the big guns come back and we don’t want to give them the feeling they are now a bit further away again.

“So we thought it made sense that they really get their specific coach again what Pep did years ago when I came in. I loved the fact I got a sensational assistant manager, but we lost the development coach a little bit.

“We had to fill that void and we’ve done that with a really great guy, an outstanding coach. Young and experienced, you don’t get that a lot. A kind of guy who is used to having six or seven sessions a day.

“He is smart, his English is very good – which is obviously important – and he has worked at different clubs, but is educated at Porto, which is good for us because Pep is from there as well.

“He had made his own experience already and now we can all get the benefit of that. It will be great for the boys 100 per cent.

“We have to introduce him to the boys, but he will do that today.”

Vitor – who holds the UEFA Elite Youth A Licence – had previously built up a wealth of experience at Porto between 2011 and 2016, taking up a variety of roles at different age groups.

That encompassed head coach roles at U10, U12 and U14 level, U15s and U17s assistant coach positions, and opposition scouting for U19s and Porto B.

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/367054-jurgen-klopp-vitor-matos-coach-appointment

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #1 on: October 1, 2019, 10:47:00 PM »
Thanks soxfan - onwards and upwards

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #2 on: October 1, 2019, 10:48:37 PM »
I like it.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #3 on: October 1, 2019, 10:50:01 PM »
Good to see the club not resting on its laurels and continuing to build up the back room staff.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #4 on: October 1, 2019, 10:55:59 PM »
Vitor Matos is an anagram of motivators. A coaching legend is born.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #5 on: October 1, 2019, 11:35:02 PM »
A little too close to Victor Moses for my liking.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #6 on: October 2, 2019, 12:35:46 AM »
A little too close to Victor Moses for my liking.

Premier League winning Victor Moses?
So bloody what? If you watch football to be absolutely miserable then go watch cricket.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #7 on: October 2, 2019, 10:58:22 AM »
He's a good looking lad so I approve. :thumbup
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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #8 on: October 2, 2019, 11:06:24 AM »
He's a good looking lad so I approve. :thumbup

Finally a replacement for Colin Pascoe.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #9 on: October 2, 2019, 11:07:51 AM »
Finally a replacement for Colin Pascoe.

Who could resist those legs?
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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #10 on: October 2, 2019, 11:25:29 AM »
Who could resist those legs?

How is he in speedos?
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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #11 on: October 2, 2019, 11:36:33 AM »
Porto must hate us almost as much as Southampton do. ;D
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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #12 on: October 2, 2019, 11:47:41 AM »
Premier League winning Victor Moses?

5-yard pass Victor Moses.

So that's two coaches from Porto. Is their youth setup renowned? I thought I associated Porto more with buying unpolished gems then selling them for a massive profit a few seasons later.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #13 on: October 2, 2019, 01:57:31 PM »
Porto is known for their scouting and developing of players.

That's a list of people they sold (sorted from high to low):
https://www.transfermarkt.com/fc-porto/rekordabgaenge/verein/720

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #14 on: October 2, 2019, 04:56:19 PM »
Really positive move. Ljinders talked about the lack of arrivals in the summer being a big chance for the youngsters, and this is another big addition to making a clear pathway to the first team.

Bobby Duncan looking even more foolish and impatient now too. He would have been working closely with this coach.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 01:51:34 PM »
Football always seems the most important of the least important things.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 01:59:53 PM »
Nice interview with Vitor Matos on the official site:

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/features/373570-vitor-matos-liverpool-connector-interview

Great article, bet he is going to love when we move to Kirkby, will save him some mileage as well :)
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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2019, 07:12:06 AM »
Lovely article that.

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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2019, 12:53:27 PM »
He's a good looking lad so I approve. :thumbup
Hang on, are we allowed to go down the route of objectifying staff?
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Re: Vitor Matos from Porto joins LFC as elite development coach
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2019, 02:03:17 PM »
Hang on, are we allowed to go down the route of objectifying staff?

No but you can definitely objectify stuff.