Date of birth: 19 February 1968
Playing career: Sporting Club de Portugal, CD Olivais e Moscavide, UD Vilafranquense, CF Os Belenenses, FC Paços de Ferreira, SC Salgueiros, Vitória FC, CD Feirense, CD Santa Clara, Grenoble Foot 38, GD Estoril Praia, SC Olhanense
Coaching career: SC Olhanense, CD Santa Clara (twice), SC Beira-Mar, FC Paços de Ferreira, Vitória SC, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Heart of Midlothian FC, CFR 1907 Cluj
• A product of the SC Sanjoanense youth system, Paulo Sérgio passed through Sporting's ranks, going on to play up front for a number of smaller clubs as well as Liga sides Os Belenenses, Paços de Ferreira and Vitória Setúbal.
• Hung up his boots at Olhanense in 2003, moving straight to the bench and leading the club to promotion to the second division in his first season in charge.
• Left in 2006, and twice coached Azores-based Santa Clara either side of a spell as coach of Beira-Mar; stepped up to Liga with Paços de Ferreira in 2008/09, unexpectedly leading the team to the Portuguese Cup final, which they lost 1-0 to FC Porto.
• Moved to Guimarães in October 2009, leading the club to sixth place in his only season. Replaced Carlos Carvalhal as Sporting coach in summer 2010 but his side struggled for consistency in the league and he left in February 2011 following elimination from the UEFA Europa League round of 32.
• Took over at Hearts that June and, in what proved his only season in charge, guided the Edinburgh club to the Scottish Cup. Succeeded Ioan Andone at CFR in October 2012.
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