Feb 3rd, 2018. Delhi United Football Club has appointed Hugo Martins as their head coach ahead of the upcoming I League Second division. Hugo Martins will be joined by 20-year-old Francisco Guimaraes as his assistant.
“Delhi United believes in giving the chances to the best in the business. We believe in Hugo and his coaching staff’s ability to bring the best out of the players at DUFC and propel the club to greater heights. – Dr. Sandeep Kumar, President, Delhi United Football Club ”
Hugo Martins will take over first-team training from the 26th.
“We are truly excited, with tremendous motivation and ambition to help grow Delhi United. We believe we can influence through our methodology and leadership a higher quality game and organization to always be closer to victory.” – Hugo Martins
Hugo Martins hails from the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Hugo Martins was the assistant to Luis Norton de Matos during the recently concluded U17 World Cup. Hugo Martins was the head coach at Portuguese 3rd division side S.U Dezembro. He has strong ties with Sporting Clube de Portugal for whom he has worked as a scout. Hugo was the head coach of S.U.1 Dezembro in the portuguese 3rd division.
Francisco Guimaraes is one of the youngest coaches in Portugal. He is considered a prodigy in his homeland and has appeared on prominent sports shows as a pundit. He counts Jose Mourinho, Marco Silva, Arigo Sacchi and Pep Guardiola as his references. He started coaching at the age of 15, when he was invited to be an assistant coach and match analyst of Sporting Clube de Linda-a-Velha.