The former player of Atlético de Madrid, Tiago Mendes, he has been appointed new coach of the Portuguese Vitória de Guimarães, which will be his first experience on the bench as head coach after having already helped Simeone in the Madrid team.
The Portuguese passed through the hands of Mourinho, Ranieri, Camacho, Houllier and Simeone, among others, that to train with some of the best is not little.
Quim, ex-teammate of the rojiblanco is convinced that he will succeed. “Tiago He will need some luck, but he has confidence, “the former soccer player explained to Rádio Renascençto. They were partners in Braga and in the national team. And they are friends, with few better points of view.
Quim he is not surprised to see his old friend and colleague Tiago Mendes take over Vitória de Guimarães . The former goalkeeper says that the current coach “will need some luck”, given the well-known demand in Guimarães. However, he assures that, although it is a “somewhat difficult” step, as a “self-confident person”, Tiago “It will be very successful.”
In fact, tranquility is one of the characteristics that Tiago, who always showed “having the profile” of being a coach, even when he was a player.
Tiago Mendes was the assistant of Diego Simeone at Atlético de Madrid in the season 17/18, in 2019 from where he went on to train the lower categories of Portugal, to the Sub-15. Quim is sure that Tiago “Learned and took lots of notes” from the incredible coaches he had. Teachings that will now help you in this career that is just beginning.