COACH UNDER 21 SHAKTAR DONETSK
Fernando Valente, current coach of the Shaktar Donetsk U21, was born on 22 July 1959 in Meinedo (Porto, Portugal).
From 1996 to 2011, he held senior positions at USC Paredes (sports director, CEO). In the 2012/13 season, he was the manager of SC Espinho. He worked in the second Portuguese league at CD Aves (2013-2014), CD Santa Clara (2015-2016) and Varzim SC (2018-2019). He also coached the Chinese Shandong Luneng Taishan U19.
For the last two years, he has been signed by Shaktar Donetsk, starting his adventure in the youth team of the entity. After his great work during that year he was promoted to the U21 team.