Paulo Bento

Special New UAE boss Paulo Bento faces big challenges as Whites look to future

New UAE boss Paulo Bento faces big challenges as Whites look to future

  • Portuguese coach, 54, will lead UAE at AFC Asian Cup in January before focussing on World Cup 2026 qualification
  • Bento’s detailed doctrine in midfield points to further prominence for Al-Jazira’s Abdullah Ramadan, Al-Wahda’s Abdulla Hamad, and possibly Al-Nasr’s Hussain Mahdi
By Matt Monaghan ·