Often controversial and certainly full of incident – here’s our account of the seven years association between Norman Smurthwaite and Port Vale FC.
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About Bruno Ribeiro
Bruno Ribeiro is a Portuguese former player turned football manager. As a player he appeared for Leeds and Sheffield United in the English Leagues.
He was appointed as Port Vale FC manager in June 2016 following the departure of Rob Page to Northampton Town. According to reports, he was apparently recommended to owner Norman Smurthwaite by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
He brought in a large number of players, including a large number from overseas but after a bright start to the season the team’s form duly fell away. He resigned on Boxing Day 2016 after a defeat to Walsall and was replaced by his assistant Michael Brown.