Portuguese coach Miguel Leal: ‘I want to be Liverpool boss in 4 years’
Portuguese coach Miguel Leal says he plans to be Liverpool’s manager in four years.
Leal, aged 49, is currently in charge of newly promoted Portuguese top flight side Moreirense.
But he has got his eyes on Anfield and Brendan Rodgers’ job. He says he has a clear career path in his mind and accepts that he will need to prove himself at Benfica, Porto or Sporting Lisbon before the Reds will consider hiring him.
Nonetheless, he thinks that is achievable and wants to be in his dream job by 2019.
He told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: “I have a clearly defined path. I know where I want to go and how I will get there: within four years, I want to coach in England or Germany.
“They are the championships I appreciate most, preferably in England, because I have the dream of coaching Liverpool.
“Before, to get there, I will have to go through one of three major clubs.”
Leal thinks matching Moreirense’s best ever ninth-place finish in the Primeira Liga this season will help him to land one of Portugal’s biggest roles and continue his route towards Anfield.
His side are currently eighth in the league, but Leal warns that maintaining that position will be dependent on not losing too many of his squad before the end of the January transfer window.