Date of birth
With a degree in Physical Education, Health Sciences and Sports, Football specialty; Lage started his coaching career as a youth coach for Vitoria Setubsl in 1997/98.
His career took him to coach teams in the First Division District as well as three teams in the Third Division and Second Division B in Portugal’s National League.
While in those functions, Lage also acted as the Technical Coordinator and coach of the Quinito Soccer School in Setubal.
Lage joined Benfica’s youth academy (U15, 17, 19) in 2004/05 until 2012 and became the department’s assistant coordinator in 2010.
As Benfica’s youth coach, Lage won the Portugal U15 and U17 National Championship in 2008/09 and 2010/11 respectively. For those achievements, Lage was named Benfica’s coach of the year twice.
In 2012 Lage joined Al-Ahly as U19s head coach, becoming the reserve team coach the following season.