A BOLA – Leonardo Jardim can make history for Portugal today (AFC)

Leonardo Jardim could become today the first Portuguese coach to win the main club competition in Asia, if he leads his Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) to victory in the Asian ‘Champions’, in the final against South Koreans Pohang Steelers , in Riyadh.

Portuguese coaches have already been champions of the most important continental competitions in Africa, Europe and South America, but never in Asia. There are six technicians who have achieved this feat:

– Artur Jorge (Europe) – FC Porto (1986/87)

– José Mourinho (Europe) – FC Porto (2003/04) and Inter Milan (2009/10).

– André Villas-Boas (Europe) – Chelsea (2011/12) *

– Manuel José (Africa) – Al-Ahly (2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008)

– Jorge Jesus (South America) – Flamengo (2019)

– Abel Ferreira (South America) – Palmeiras (2020)

* left the club midway through the round of 16

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