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Mourinho's former assistant guided Jeonbuk Hyundai to conquer K.League

Mourinho's former assistant guided Jeonbuk Hyundai to conquer K.League

After winning against Gangwon in the last match of 2019 K.League 1, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC successfully secured the title. The team's manager is Jose Morais, the former assistant who worked with Jose Mourinho many times.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC ended 2019 @K.League@ 1 with 79 points in 38 matches. They have the same point with Ulsan Hyundai but win thanks to the goal difference.

It is the seventh K.League title of Jeonbuk Hyundai in eleven years, which makes this team become South Korea's most successful football club up to date.

But the most interesting information about them in this year's tournament is the head coach. Currently, Jeonbuk Hyundai is guided by Portuguese manager Jose Morais.

He used to be an assistant of Jose Mourinho at Benfica, Porto, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Chelsea.

Mourinhos former assistant guided Jeonbuk Hyundai to conquer K.League

When The Special One worked at Manchester United, he tried to take Morais to him but did not make it. At that time, Morais coached Greek club AEK Athens. Besides that, he used to take the same role at the Yemen national football team in 2008.

At the end of last year, Morais became the first foreign coach in Jeonbuk Hyundai's history. Speaking about him, the club believed Morais was the perfect coach for "Green Warriors" thanks to his wealth of experience in European football.

Under Morais' guidance, although successfully securing the national title, Jeonbuk Hyundai did not play well at AFC Champions League. They lost Shanghai SIPG at the round of 16.