New Barnsley boss Jose Morais has said he is “more than a coach” after signing an 18-month deal at Oakwell.

New Barnsley head coach Jose Morais has targeted a long-term stay at Oakwell as he embraces the challenge of building belief within the struggling Sky Bet Championship club.

Morais, who worked under Jose Mourinho as a coach at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, was named as Paul Heckingbottom’s successor on Friday.

At his press conference on Monday morning, Morais said ‘I’m more than a coach. I’m a leader, I’m a coach with vision, not only about the way to play, but the way to live and a way to believe and make things greater, bigger and better.”

“I’m coming here to build the belief and to get the club nearer to reaching the goal – and the goal is to be stable in the league we’re in.”

‘Results and even performances – the belief I found is a shy belief. They have the belief inside of them, but they haven’t shown it in many moments in the league and that’s probably because of the club’s achievements until now.’

He told BBC Sport “My way to live is challenging myself and challenging others to achieve what people think is possible and much more”

“That’s why I decided Barnsley, because they are in a situation where I think the team needs help, the team needs to improve, the team needs to make things better.”

Morias added fellow Portuguese Dimas as assistant manager, he is a former Benfica, Juventus, Fenerbache, Sporting CP and Marseille man will add a further wealth of experience from the highest of levels to the coaching staff with over 400 senior appearances to his name. They take over a Barnsley side who are 22nd in the Championship and without a win in their last five league matches.

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