Ricardo Moniz

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Ricardo Moniz
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Moniz with Red Bull Salzburg in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-06-17) June 17, 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
1981–1984 Eindhoven 71 (13)
1984–1988 HFC Haarlem 95 (9)
1988–1991 RKC Waalwijk 67 (12)
1991–1992 FC Eeklo 18 (1)
1992–1993 Helmond Sport 22 (4)
Teams managed
1994–1997 VV Nuenen
1997–1998 UAE (assistant)
1998–1999 Feyenoord Rotterdam (assistant)
1999–2004 Grasshoppers Zürich (technical coach)
2004–2005 Jong PSV
2005–2008 Tottenham Hotspur (skills coach)
2008–2010 Hamburger SV (Technical coach)
2010 Hamburger SV (Caretaker)
2010–2011 Red Bull Salzburg (personal coach)
2011–2012 Red Bull Salzburg
2012–2013 Ferencváros
2014 Lechia Gdańsk
2014 1860 Munich
2015 Notts County
2016–2017 [1] FC Eindhoven
2017–2018 Randers
2018 [2] AS Trenčín
2019–2020 Excelsior
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ricardo Moniz (born 17 June 1964) is a Dutch professional football coach and former player. He most recently managed Excelsior.



He played for RKC Waalwijk, HFC Haarlem, Helmond Sport and FC Eindhoven. [3]

Coaching career

He was formerly a skills trainer at Tottenham Hotspur, [4] leaving the club in May 2008 after three seasons. [5]

Moniz is one of the few proteges of the skills training guru Wiel Coerver which is aimed at improving technical ability over tactical ability. [6] He was previously an academy coach at PSV Eindhoven. [7]

On 8 June 2008, he signed a new contract to be the new skills and talent coach next to head coach Martin Jol at Hamburger SV. [8] On 26 April 2010, he was named the interim head coach by Hamburger SV, replacing Bruno Labbadia for the last two games in the season 2009/2010. [9] [10] He was in that position until Armin Veh was hired on 24 May 2010. [11]

Ricardo was then appointed the Global Director of Youth Development for Red Bull. Responsible for academies in 4 continents. After the resignations of Huub Stevens and Dietmar Beiersdorfer on 8 April 2011, Moniz was named the new head coach of FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Ricardo won the League and Cup double with FC Red Bull Salzburg. Becoming the first manager in Salzburg history (Austria and Red Bull Salzburg) to achieve a league and cup double.

In June 2012 he resigned after internal differences. [12]

On 21 August 2012, Ricardo Moniz was appointed as the new manager of the Hungarian League club Ferencvárosi TC. [13] At FTC his devotion to football became immediately popular among fans and many successes followed. Yet, struggling with difficult circumstances, on 2 December 2013, Moniz was sacked by Ferencvárosi TC due to poor performance of the team. [14]

Ricardo was voted the Austrian manager of the year for the 2011/2012 season and achieved the Hungarian Players Union Manager of the Year in 2012/2013.[ citation needed ]

On 27 March 2014, he was named a new coach of Lechia Gdańsk, [15] and successfully brought them to their highest ever league position, of 4th. On 4 June 2014 he resigned from his position for personal reasons. [16] Shortly after resigning from Lechia, he became new manager of 1860 Munich, [17] where he made the then 18 year old Julian Weigl captain. [18] Moniz was sacked on 24 September 2014. [19]

On 7 April 2015, Moniz was appointed manager of the League One club Notts County on a three-year contract. [20] He was sacked on 29 December 2015 with Notts 15th in League Two . [21]

In July 2016 he became new manager of FC Eindhoven. He left the club at the end of the 2016–17 season. [22]

On 8 October 2017, Ricardo Moniz was signed up as new manager of Danish Superliga club Randers FC. [23] He was sacked by the Randers FC board of directors on 26 January 2018, after only 9 games as head coach. [24]

On 8 April 2019, Excelsior confirmed the appointment of Ricardo Moniz as their head coach until the end of the season. [25]

On 28 January 2020, Excelsior decided to terminate the contract with Ricardo Moniz, after disappointing results in the 2019-2020 Eerste Divisie. [26]

Personal life

Moniz was born in the Netherlands to a Surinamese father, and an Indonesian mother. [27]

Coaching record

As of 26 January 2018
GWDLWin %Ref.
Hamburger SV 26 April 2010 [10] 24 May 2010 [11] 3111033.33 [28]
Red Bull Salzburg 29 April 201112 June 2012 [12] 62371411059.68 [29] [30]
Ferencváros 21 August 2012 [13] 2 December 2013 [14] 61341314055.74 [31] [32]
Lechia Gdańsk 27 March 2014 [15] 4 June 2014 [16] 10532050.00 [33]
1860 Munich 4 June 2014 [17] 24 September 2014 [19] 8233025.00 [34]
Notts County 7 April 201529 December 20153411815032.35 [35]
FC Eindhoven 1 July 201619 May 20174016816040.00 [36]
Randers FC 8 October 201726 January 20189315033.33 [36]

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