RI­CARDO MONIZ FACT­FILE

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Born: Rot­ter­dam, Nether­lands, 1964 (Age 50) Play­ing ca­reer: A full-back, Moniz be­gan his ca­reer at FC Eind­hoven, the lower league neigh­bours of Dutch gi­ants PSV. He scored an im­pres­sive 13 goals in 71 games be­tween 1981 and 1984 be­fore join­ing HFC Haar­lem, the now de­funct top-flight side that pro­duced the likes of Ruud Gul­lit and Johnny Rep. Moniz scor ed nine goals in 95 games for Haar­lem, leav­ing in 1988 for RKC Waal­wijk and help­ing the newly-pro­moted out­fit se­cure two top ten fin­ishes in the Ere­di­visie. Moniz de­parted in 1991 with a r ecord of 12 goals in 67 games, spend­ing a sea­son with sec­ond-tier side Hel­mond Sport be­fore re­tir­ing due to in­jury in 1993, aged 29. Man­age­rial ca­reer: Hav­ing first stud­ied phys­io­ther­apy whilst man­ag­ing boys side VV Ne­unen, Moniz be­came as­sis­tant coach to the United Arab Emi­rates in 1997, as­sis­tant coach at Feyeno­ord in 1998 and tech­ni­cal coach at Grasshop­per Zurich in 1999, a r ole he held for five years. Moniz then man­aged the PSV youth team be­fore join­ing Martin Jol as skills coach at Spurs in 2005. When Jol left to join Ham­bur g in 2008, Moniz went with him, briefly step­ping up to be­come care­taker-manager fol­low­ing the Dutch­man’s de­par­ture two years later. Ap­pointed to head up Red Bull Salzbur g’s academy in 2010, Moniz found him­self in charge the fol­low­ing sea­son and re­sponded by win­ning the 201112 Aus­trian League and Cup dou­ble. He then re­signed to take charge of Hungarian side Ferenc­varos, fin­ish­ing 5th in his first sea­son be­fore be­ing sacked in De­cem­ber 2013. Af­ter fin­ish­ing the 2013-14 sea­son at Pol­ish side Lechia Gdansk, Moniz signed a two-year con­tract with 1860 Mu­nich last June but was sacked with the club lan­guish­ing 13th in Bun­desliga 2. He joined Notts County this week on a thr ee-year deal.

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