Jose Gomes

Jose Gomes is a currently the manager of EFL Championship side Reading, a role that he has held since December 2018.

He started his coaching career in his early 20s as a youth team coach in his home country of Portugal, and from 1998 to 2003 he worked as a fitness coach at various clubs, enjoying a stint at Benfica.

In 2003 Portuguese club Paços Ferreira gave Gomes his first opportunity as a manager. He has subsequently coached in Hungary, Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, counting União Leiria, Videoton, Al-Taawoun, Al-Ahli and Rio Ave amongst the clubs he has managed.

As a member of Jesualdo Ferreira’s backroom staff, he also spent several years as assistant manager of Porto, Malaga and Panathinaikos.

Sessions by Jose Gomes

Attack and counter-attack

in Attacking

This exercise is about attacking and counter-attacking. On one hand it’s about the patience of a steady attacking build-up versus good defensive organization, while on the other hand it deals with quick defensive positioning when faced with a counter-attack. The idea is that the players are able to use both ways of attacking, depending on... MORE


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