Hugo Rodrigues is a Portuguese football manager who is currently Technical Director of FC Toronto and Manager of Operations at Sports XXI agency. He was born and raised in Portugal where he played football professionally. Being in a professional environment has shaped his unique understanding of the game. In 2014 Hugo came to Canada obtained his Canadian licenses and started coaching at FC Toronto and Toronto Football Club. He has coached at all levels from grassroots to the senior teams allowing him to have a diverse perspective of the quality of players.
Hugo’s coaching philosophy integrates a holistic approach to player relationships and a combination of demanding results along with player development. Having a masters degree in dentistry and passion for soccer gives him a unique perspective of the whole athlete. He understands the physiological, psychological, social, technical and tactical components required to develop an all-rounded athlete and person.