RICARDO MONIZ FACTFILE
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.