Different countries are not always comparable. He's done ok so far but it's too early to make a big push for him.
Agree with this. I'm also not as convinced by his previous record as others.
- Won the league, as they had done 18 of the last 20 years. The Greek league is very poor.
- quit after a year under dubious circumstances.
- came third in the league, basically meeting bare minimum league expectations for Sporting, behind Benfica and Porto.
- won the equivalent of the FA Cup. This is a trophy that Sporting had already won twice in the previous eight years. To win it, Sporting beat Nacional (who are shit) in the semi, Braga (who are slightly less shit) in the final on penalties.
- got fired after a year under dubious circumstances.
- Did very well, taking a struggling second tier club up to fifth then fourth in the top flight.
I'm just not sure how much weight we should be placing on this though. He became manager of Estoril straight from being a player there. You could argue that he was in a unique position that he won't be able to replicate in future, in terms of relationship and understanding with the squad to understand how to motivate them. And even if that's not true, the Portuguese league is average at best, the top 2-3 sides aside.
Whilst I commend his achievements, it's not far off saying we should appoint someone who's got a team out of League 1 to perform well in the championship.