The former Port Vale manager has become something of a journeyman figure less than three years since leaving Vale Park.
His time at Port Vale
Bruno Ribeiro’s appointment in the summer of 2016 was surely one of the most left-field ideas from former owner Norman Smurthwaite. After a promising start, the experiment unravelled as Ribeiro’s numerous continental signings failed to make the grade and the manager left on Boxing Day.
Since leaving the Valiants, Ribeiro has taken up five different positions. Here’s what he’s been up to:
Four months after leaving the Valiants, in April 2016, Ribeiro was appointed head coach of the Portuguese third-tier semi-professional side. His contract was to cover the final five gams of the season. However, Ribeiro’s reign was to end in failure as a third place finish saw the side miss out on the play-offs.
Cova da Piedade
In November 2016 Ribeiro then stepped up a division joining Cova da Piedade who were in danger of relegation from the Portuguese second tier. Ribeiro did a decent job, steering the side to the fifth round of the Portugal cup competition and getting the team from the relegation places to a ninth place finish. He was reported to have been offered a new contract at the end of the season but instead he opted to leave.
Somewhat surprisingly, in October 2017, Ribeiro then dropped down to the Portuguese fourth tier. However, Salgueiros were something of a sleeping giant being one of the most historic clubs in the county. However, Ribeiro didn’t last long as he left the managerial role after just two games.
Ribeiro left in November 2017 in order to return to a club he had earlier managed. He take on a role as youth team manager. However, he was to last just two months in the role.
In January 2019 Robeiro was on the move again, this time joining Angolan club Interclube. A club owned by the Angolan police force and the only side to have its own stadium, Ribeiro guided the club to a fifth-placed finish last season.