António Miguel Cardoso, current president of Vitória SC, celebrated his first birthday this Sunday at the head of the Victorian emblem and, in statements to the club’s official channels, took stock.
António Miguel Cardoso, the current president of Vitória SC, recently celebrated his first anniversary in office. In light of this milestone, he provided an assessment of his tenure in an interview with the club’s official channels. During this time, Cardoso oversaw numerous developments and initiatives within the Victorian emblem, aiming to chart the club’s path towards success.
First and foremost, Cardoso emphasized the importance of fostering a strong team spirit and unity among the players, coaching staff, and management. He acknowledged the significance of creating a positive and harmonious environment within the club, recognizing that it plays a pivotal role in achieving the desired results on the field.
Furthermore, Cardoso highlighted the ongoing efforts to strengthen the squad by bringing in talented players and enhancing the club’s recruitment strategies. He emphasized the significance of having a competitive team that can consistently perform at a high level, not only in domestic competitions but also in international tournaments.
In terms of infrastructure and facilities, Cardoso underscored the importance of modernizing and upgrading the club’s training facilities and stadium. He emphasized that providing the players with state-of-the-art training resources and creating a comfortable atmosphere for the fans are crucial factors in ensuring the long-term success and sustainability of Vitória SC.
Additionally, Cardoso has been keen on fostering healthy relationships with the club’s supporters and the local community. He believes in the importance of engaging with fans, listening to their concerns, and involving them in the decision-making processes. By building a strong relationship with the supporters, Cardoso aims to create a sense of ownership and shared responsibility for the club’s progress.
Overall, António Miguel Cardoso’s first year as president of Vitória SC has been marked by a comprehensive approach towards improving various aspects of the club. Through his focus on teamwork, squad strengthening, facility upgrades, and community engagement, he has laid the foundation for the club’s continued growth and success.
Currently in 5th place in the championship and with the club’s financial situation more relieved, thanks to the agreement with the partner VSports, the manager from Guimarães recalled the point at which he found the club, after being elected with 62.5 percent of the votes to 5 March 2022.
«We found the club in a very difficult situation, without major sources of income. There were a series of debts to pay, starting with the payment of Mário Ferreira’s shares, and the previous management had already spent the anticipated 20 million euros on television revenues and, therefore, we had to negotiate the passes of some players, at the same time relieving the salary sheet of professional teams», he began by saying, highlighting the importance of the new partner.
«Thanks to the entry of the new partner of Vitória SC [V Sports], which received wide approval from the associates, we will be able to keep most of our athletes and tackle indispensable works in our Academy and in Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. Gradually, the club begins to rise to occupy a prominent position in Portuguese football, and even in Europe, and we will not stop here», he added. “I want to raise the name and symbol of this club very high. This is my mission », he concluded.