Sergio Raimundo joins the Hibees as Nick Montgomery’s assistant, moving over from Australia having worked alongside Montgomery at the Central Coast Mariners since 2019.

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, the 39-year-old has been coaching since his early twenties. After spending three years as part of the Navy and Special Forces, Raimundo attended University in Lisbon following in the footsteps of José Mourinho and Carlos Queiroz, who also studied there, before getting his first job working with the Benfica Academy in 2008.

The Portuguese national initially started out coaching the young teams within the Academy, before moving onto the U19 set-up and helping to develop top players such including the likes of Bernardo Silva and João Cancelo.

The next steps on his coaching career path saw Raimundo travel the world working in countries such as Senegal, Brazil, Canada and Austria. Our new Assistant Coach first crossed paths with Nick Montgomery on a coaching course in Belfast, with the pair forming a friendship and keeping in touch ever since.

Montgomery brought Raimundo into the Central Coast Mariners Academy coaching staff in 2019. The pair brought great success to the Academy, winning the double in their first season in charge and creating a new football model based on developing young talent and installing belief in players.

When Montgomery was promoted to Head Coach of the A-League side in 2021, so was Raimundo and the pair carried that belief and winning mentality into the First Team set-up, turning results on the pitch around and transforming the Mariners into a title-winning team in under two years.