List of FC Porto managers

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Julen Lopetegui, Porto's current manager.

FC Porto is a Portuguese professional football club based in Porto, which plays in the Primeira Liga. Founded in 1893, the club soon entered a period of inactivity lasting until 1906, when it was revived as a full-fledged sports club with a main focus in the practice of football.

As of 10 May 2014, Porto have had 66 different coaches of 16 different nationalities. Six of them assumed caretaking roles during the absence of the head coach or until a new one was hired. From the remaining coaches, 28 completed at least one full season in the club. In terms of silverware, 28 coaches won at least one title, the majority of which were attained since current president, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa, took office in 1982. József Szabó is the coach with the most overall titles (twelve), of which ten are regional championship titles. Excluding regional championships, Artur Jorge has the most titles (eight), including one European Cup, while Tomislav Ivić and André Villas-Boas share the record for most trophies won in a single season (four).

The current coach is Julen Lopetegui, a former Spanish goalkeeper and coach of the Spanish under-19 and under-21 national teams. He replaced caretaker coach Luís Castro after the end of the 2013–14 season.



Eladio Vaschetto (pictured as a River Plate player in 1936) coached Porto in 1947–48 and 1951–52.

Following the club's revival in 1906, Catullo Gadda, an Italian chemical engineer who was the time also a member of the football squad, unofficially assumed the orientation of the team, and is therefore historically considered the first coach. In 1907, president José Monteiro da Costa invited Frenchman Adolphe Cassaigne to coach on a full-time basis, making him the club's first official coach. He held the job for 17 years, an all-time record. Cassaigne led the team to victories in the 1914–15 Championship of Porto (first regional title) and the 1922 Campeonato de Portugal (first national title). The latter was the Frenchman's last silverware with Porto. His replacement, Akös Teszler, was the first professional football coach in Portugal.[1] Under the Hungarian's leadership, Porto won five successive regional titles and secured their second Campeonato de Portugal title in 1924–25. At the end of the 1926–27 season, Teszler abandoned the club and emigrated for the United States. One of his players, Alexandre Cal, took temporary charge and won another regional title for the club.

Cal stepped down in favour of another Hungarian coach, József Szabó, who went on to win more titles for the club than any other coach.[2] He won a record eight consecutive regional championships – elevating the club's tally to 21 titles in 23 seasons – and, in 1931–32, he led the club in an unbeaten campaign that resulted in both regional and national titles.[3] The 1934–35 season saw the birth of the Primeira Liga (officially the Campeonato da Primeira Liga), a nationwide competition contested in a double round-robin format. As with the Campeonato de Portugal, Porto won the inaugural edition, ahead of Sporting CP and Benfica. Szabó left after three matches in the 1936–37 Primeira Liga,[4] and two other Hungarian coaches followed until the end of the season – former Porto goalkeeper Mihaly Siska, and Magyar Ferenc, who inflicted heavy defeats upon rivals Sporting (10–1), Belenenses (9–1), and Braga (11–0), despite not winning any trophy.

Magyar's successor, François Gutkas, continued Porto's regional dominance with a 19th title and won the club's fourth and last Campeonato de Portugal in 1937. Siska returned the following season. In his five season tenure, the club collected three more regional titles and won consecutive Primeira Liga titles (1938–39, 1939–40) for the first time. A run of 21 consecutive wins in the regional championship was halted in 1939–40 by Leixões, while Porto's third place was insufficient to qualify for the Primeira Liga. As the Portuguese Football Federation decided that season to expand the number of teams in the league, Porto was eventually allowed to participate, and successfully defended their title.[5] For the 1942–43 season, Porto hired Lippo Hertzka, who had won three consecutive league titles with Benfica. Although he led the club to another series of consecutive regional wins, Hertzka's Porto performed poorly at the national level: in three seasons, they never finished in the league's top three placings. In his first season, the club finished seventh — an all-time low — and did not progress beyond the Taça de Portugal semi-finals. In this period, Porto lost 12–2 to classic rivals Benfica, their heaviest ever defeat.[6]

Hertzka was replaced by Szabó, who returned to Porto after having commanded Sporting to two league titles. Szabó was less fortunate in his second passage for Porto as the club did not win any title apart from the final two editions of the regional championships, the last of which was attained without defeats. Szabó departed without notice during the 1947–48 pre-season, so the club had to call a former club player, Carlos Nunes, to take his place temporarily. Before the official season began, Porto hired Eladio Vaschetto, a former Argentine player with no previous coaching experience. He is better remembered as the coach of the team that surprisingly defeated English champions Arsenal 3–2 in 6 May 1948, a triumph that was immortalized in a sumptuous 2.80 m (9.2 ft)-high, 300 kg (660 lb)-heavy trophy, the Taça Arsenal (Arsenal Cup).[7]


After Vaschetto left in the summer of 1948, Porto had ten coaches in the following seven years (including Vaschetto, who returned for the first half of the 1951–52 season) but none was able to produce any silverware. This lack of trophies was accentuated with the abolition in 1947 of the regional championships, a competition which Porto had largely dominated throughout its existence. It was only in 1955–56 that Porto returned to winning ways, under the orientation of the club's first Brazilian coach, Dorival Knippel "Yustrich". The 1955–56 Primeira Liga was secured in a head-to-head tiebreak with Benfica, who had finished with the same points as Porto but had registered a draw and a loss in the matches between both teams. The following month, Yustrich guided Porto to its first Taça de Portugal title, helping the club achieve its first-ever Double.[8] Yustrich left Porto soon after, but returned one year later, after a trophyless season under the helm of another Brazilian, Flávio Costa, who had previously coached the unsuccessful 1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil team.[9]

Béla Guttmann guided Porto to their fifth title in 1958–59.

Yustrich left again after failing to win the league, but his successor and countryman, Otto Bumbel, went all the way in that season's Taça de Portugal, winning the final against Benfica for the first and only time in Porto's history.[10] Bumbel led Porto in the first eight matches of the 1958–59 Primeira Liga but was replaced after two consecutive draws by a highly experienced and well-traveled Hungarian coach, Béla Guttmann. He took the club to their fifth league title, won by a one-goal difference over Benfica,[11] but could not overcome the Lisbon rivals in the cup final. Guttmann would move to Benfica the next season and guide the club to victories in the 1960–61 and 1961–62 European Cup. After his exit, Porto went through another period of silverware drought, which not even the signing of successful coaches such as Ferdinand Daučík (Spanish champion with Barcelona and Atlético Madrid), Otto Glória (Taça de Portugal winner with Benfica and Belenenses) could invert.

For the 1966–67 season, Porto gave the coach position to a former club captain and Portuguese international, José Maria Pedroto. He would serve the club on three separate periods and become the coach with the most official games for Porto. Most importantly for the club, Pedroto would also help lay the foundations for a continuously competitive team that could battle in equal terms against both internal and foreign opponents. After a fruitless first season, Pedroto won Porto's third Taça de Portugal in June 1968 – ten years after their last one –, their first piece of silverware in nine years. The following season, already eliminated from the Taça de Portugal and Cup Winners's Cup by the eventual winners, Porto nearly grabbed the league title but two compromising results led to the resignation of Pedroto. His assistant and successor, António Morais, could not manage to prevent Benfica from winning the championship in the final matchdays.[12]


Elek Schwartz led the team during the first half of the 1969–70 season.

Similarly to what happened with Guttmann, Porto spent several seasons without winning any national title, after Pedroto's resignation. During this period, Porto signed previously successful coaches – Elek Schwartz (Portuguese champion and European Cup runner-up with Benfica), Tommy Docherty (English League Cup winner with Chelsea), Fernando Riera (Portuguese champion with Benfica), Aymoré Moreira (1962 FIFA World Cup winning coach) and Branko Stanković (Yugoslav and Greek league winner) – but ultimately to no avail. In fact, the first domestic season without Pedroto was the worst in the club's history, as Porto – having hired three different coaches – ended in an all-time low 9th place and were eliminated from the Taça de Portugal in the first round by a 2nd Division club.[13]

In the summer of 1976, Porto brought back Pedroto in an attempt to put the football team back on the track of success. The 47-year-old coach did not disappoint as he guided Porto to another Taça de Portugal title, in their own stadium. The following season, Pedroto – who played in the club's last league-winning squad – put an end to a 19-year Primeira Liga drought, overtaking runners-up Benfica on goal difference, but missed the Double against Sporting. In Europe, Porto defeated Manchester United to reach a quarterfinal round for the first time, failing only against the eventual Cup Winners' Cup victors.[14] Pedroto's Porto wins the 1978–79 Primeira Liga, retaining the national title for the first time since 1940. A third back-to-back league win was on the horizon, but a sloppy season finish allowed Sporting to celebrate in the last match. Moreover, a second consecutive defeat in the cup final contributed to an increasing unrest between Porto's managerial and technical staffs, resulting in the resignation of Pedroto and football director Pinto da Costa, both of whom would later return to the club.[15] Hermann Stessl was the club's choice to succeed Pedroto. Although the league and cup titles were lost to Benfica in his first season, he avenged these setbacks in the following season with victory against the Lisbon rivals, in the first official edition of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup).

On 23 April 1982, Pinto da Costa won the club's presidential election and one of his first actions was to bring back Pedroto, who had been coaching Vitória de Guimarães. Despite his return, Porto finished the 1982–83 season as runners-up to Benfica in the league and cup final. The latter result allowed the club to enter the following season's Cup Winners' Cup and reach their first-ever European final, narrowly lost to Juventus.[16] The defeat prevented Porto from achieving a cup treble, initiated with the domestic Supertaça and Taça de Portugal titles. These three cup finals were played under the helm of assistant coach António Morais, who had replaced a diseased Pedroto since December 1983.[17]

Morais did not extend his job into the following season, which was trusted to Artur Jorge, a former Porto and Benfica player whose coaching career began as Pedroto's assistant coach in Guimarães.[18] His first season was almost perfect, as he took the club to its eight league and third Supertaça titles but failed to snatch the Taça de Portugal versus Benfica. A second consecutive championship title in 1985–86 granted Artur Jorge's Porto access to the 1986–87 European Cup, in which they would go all the way to the final and defeat European heavyweights Bayern Munich to collect the club's first European silverware.[19] Soon after the final, Artur Jorge left Porto headed for France. To his place came Tomislav Ivić, a highly successful Yugoslav coach with club titles in Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece. Not only Ivić's Porto achieved their second Double, recapturing the Primeira Liga title with an unrivaled performance,[20] they also won the European Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup.


Just like his predecessor, Ivić moved to France after guiding Porto to a successful season. His successor, Quinito, did not enjoy the same fortune, however, as he resigned after eighteen matches, boosting a record of six draws in eleven league matches and a defeat in the Supertaça. Artur Jorge was brought back to the club in an attempt to salvage the season, which nevertheless ended without a single trophy, for the first time in Pinto da Costa's presidency.[21]

Sir Bobby Robson won the first two of a series of five consecutives league titles for Porto.

In the two seasons that followed, Artur Jorge won his third league title with Porto, one Supertaça and one Taça de Portugal, before joining Paris Saint-Germain. His substitute, Brazilian coach Carlos Alberto Silva, held the job for two full seasons, during which the club secured two more championships and one Supertaça, as well as qualification to the group stage of the first edition of the rebranded UEFA Champions League. Five years after his first spell and having collected titles in Spain and France, Tomislav Ivić returned; his previous success was not replicated and so he was dismissed during the 1993–94 season winter break. To fill the vacant job, Porto picked Bobby Robson, who had recently been sacked from league leaders Sporting.[22] Under his command, Porto reduced the gap to the top of the league table, won the Taça de Portugal final against Sporting, and reached the semifinals of the Champions League. The Primeira Liga title did not escape Robson in the subsequent seasons, and until his departure in the summer of 1996, he garnered two Supertaça titles against Benfica, raising the tally of wins against this opponent in this competition to seven out of eight meetings.[23] In his last season with Porto, health problems forced Robson to be absent during many matches, leading to his assistant and former Porto player, Augusto Inácio, stepping up as caretaker coach.

António Oliveira, a former Porto captain in the 70's, was the person picked to succeed Robson, who had left for Barcelona. Before signing with Porto, Oliveira had been the national team's coach for two years, taking it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Euro 1996.[24] Despite a bumpy start, Oliveira led Porto to a strong series of results that awarded them a third consecutive league title, 13 points ahead of runners-up Sporting and 27 ahead of Benfica. In the Supertaça, the latter fell victims once again to Porto, who produced an historical 5–0 away win.[25] In the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League, Porto reached the quarterfinals (losing to Manchester United) after winning their group at the expense of Milan, who lost in San Siro to the Portuguese, in the opening match.[26] Apart from an early slip in the Supertaça versus city rivals Boavista, the club's domestic performance level was kept high during Oliveira's second season, as Porto became champions for the fourth successive time – matching Sporting's feat in 1953–54 – and won the Taça de Portugal against Braga.[27]

Two days after the cup final, Oliveira resigned and his position was taken by Fernando Santos, who became known as the "Penta Engineer" (Portuguese: Engenheiro do Penta) as a result of his profession and for being the coach that led the club to an unprecedented fifth consecutive league title (Portuguese: penta-campeonato).[28] In the following season, Porto fell four points short of a sixth straight championship title, which was snatched by Sporting after 18 years, but took consolation in preventing them to achieve the Double, after defeating them in the Taça de Portugal final.[29] Santos failed again to win the national title in the first full Primeira Liga season of the 21st century – losing it this time to local rivals Boavista – but was able to defend his Taça de Portugal title, which was still not sufficient to maintain Santos as coach beyond that season.

Former Porto player and Artur Jorge's assistant coach Octávio Machado replaced Santos. He started off well with a Supertaça win, but that would be his only trophy in a lackluster 2001–02 season, which culminated with a third-place finish for the first time in 20 years. Machado was eventually sacked after 36 official matches, following the club's elimination from the Taça de Portugal and a sixth league defeat in five days.


In January 2002, Porto signed União de Leiria coach José Mourinho, who had taken the club to a record fifth place in the previous, after being dismissed from Benfica.[30] He raised the team's performance taking it from fifth to a season-end third place, that allowed the club to enter the following season's UEFA Cup.[31] During his official presentation as Porto coach, Mourinho definitely set his tone when he undoubtably stated: "Next season, we will surely be the champions". The promise was fulfilled when his team, enriched with players from other Portuguese clubs such as Leiria or Vitória de Setúbal, won the 2002–03 Primeira Liga eleven points ahead of runners-up Benfica. In Europe, Porto overcame six rounds and successfully battled opposition from Panathinaikos and Lazio to reach the final, where they beat Celtic in extra-time to take the club's first UEFA Cup trophy. Mourinho became the first Portuguese coach to win the Portuguese league and an European competition in the same season.[32] Less than a month later, he would guide Porto to an unprecedented treble with a victory in the Taça de Portugal final against his former club, Leiria.

A man with short and wavy dark gray hair wearing a gray overcoat over a dark blue shirt.
José Mourinho won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League with Porto (2002–2004).

Mourinho's second full season was also toasted with success. Despite losing the UEFA Super Cup to Milan and the Taça de Portugal final to Benfica, Porto collected another Supertaça and defended their Primeira Liga title. The highlight of the club's season was, however, the surprising 2003–04 UEFA Champions League campaign which culminated with a resounding 3–0 victory in the final against a AS Monaco side that had eliminated Real Madrid and Chelsea.[33] A week later, Mourinho left the new European champions and headed for London to coach Chelsea.[34]

European success struck a hard blow on the club's ambitions as the departure of Mourinho and most of the influential players was not properly compensated. In a rather atypical 2004–05 season, Porto had three different coaches. Hired to substitute Mourinho, Italian coach Luigi Delneri never got to command the team in an official match as he was sacked before the season started. He was duly replaced by Víctor Fernández, who led the team to victories in the Supertaça and the 2004 Intercontinental Cup showpieces, but lost the UEFA Super Cup in the club's second consecutive presence, and was eliminated in the Taça de Portugal's debut match. After a home loss to Braga, Fernández was dismissed and José Couceiro was asked to take the job until the end of the season.

Dutchman Co Adriaanse was chosen by Porto with the aim of recovering the national title. Not only Adriaanse accomplished that, employing a daring 3–4–3 formation during most of the season, he also guided the club to its 13th Taça de Portugal and fifth double.[35] Having reached the 2004–05 UEFA Cup semifinals with former club AZ, Adriaanse's Porto performed sub-par in the Champions League, failing to advance from the group stage. During the 2006–07 pre-season, Adriaanse resigned and his place was taken temporarily by Rui Barros, a former homegrown player and one of Adriaanse's assistant coaches. Barros's only official match was the season-opening Supertaça, which Porto won for the 15th time.[36]


Jesualdo Ferreira, first Portuguese coach to win three successive Primeira Liga titles.

Adriaanse's successor was Jesualdo Ferreira, snatched to Boavista soon after having signed with Porto's city rivals.[36] In his first season, he took advantage of the tactical work implemented by his predecessor and led Porto to a second successive league title, decided in a frantic final matchday. Ferreira's only setback was a premature exit from the Taça de Portugal after a home loss to a third-tier club. The following season, Ferreira won his second title 14 points ahead of runners-up Sporting, who took compensation by winning the Supertaça and Taça de Portugal against Porto. Having never won an official club title during his coaching career, Ferreira achieved a third back-to-back Primeira Liga title in his third season with Porto, becoming the first Portuguese coach to do so. Despite losing another Supertaça and access to the 2008–09 Taça da Liga (English: League Cup) final against Sporting, Porto eliminated the holders from the Taça de Portugal and went on to win the final, securing their sixth Double.[37] In Europe, after two seasons falling in the first knockout round, Ferreira took Porto to the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, losing to the holders Manchester United. Ferreira opened the 2009–10 season with his first Supertaça trophy and closed it by retaining the Taça de Portugal against relegated second-tier Chaves. In between, he missed a fifth consecutive title for Porto – allowing Benfica to win the league and Braga to take the remaining Champions League berth – and lost the club's first Taça da Liga final. In his last European campaign, Ferreira qualified Porto to the last 16 for the fourth year running, but was eliminated by Arsenal after a heavy 5–0 loss in London. On 26 May 2010, Ferreira renounced to his position and was signed weeks later by Málaga.[38]

André Villas-Boas won four trophies in a single season in Porto (2010–11).

A week later, Porto announced former Académica de Coimbra coach André Villas-Boas as Ferreira's successor. Villas-Boas was one of Mourinho's assistants during his tenure in Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan. In late 2009, he left Mourinho's team and began a career as head coach in Académica, whom he saved from relegation.[39] His first match with Porto was a strong test to his coaching skills, having to play champions Benfica for the Supertaça. Villas-Boas won the match 2–0 and claimed his first-ever career title. In the Primeira Liga, he led the team – spearheaded by prolific players such as Falcao and Hulk – in a successful campaign that assured the title with five matches to play, after defeating Benfica at their own ground. Under Villas-Boas, Porto ended the season without any defeat (27 wins and 3 draws), for the first time in their history.[40] In addition, he helped the club beat other records: distance between league winners and runners-up (21 points), most consecutive league wins (16), and highest percentage of points in a 30-game season (93.33%).[40]

Eight years after their triumph in Seville, Porto returned to UEFA's second club competition, now called UEFA Europa League. The club overcame every hurdle since the play-off round to reach the decisive match. On 18 May 2011, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Porto won their seventh international title in an all-Portuguese final against Braga,[41] and Villas-Boas became the youngest coach to win an European club competition.[42] A third consecutive victory in the Taça de Portugal raised Villas-Boas' season tally to an impressive four trophies, matching Ivić's 1987–88 season, and allowed Porto to become the Portuguese club with the most number of football titles, surpassing Benfica.[43] The sole exception in such a successful campaign was a home defeat (one of just two) that resulted in Porto's premature exit from the 2010–11 Taça da Liga. Villas-Boas' short but highly prized career in Porto sparked the interest of European clubs. Among them was Chelsea, which paid a record £13.3 million release Villas-Boas from his contract with Porto and sign him as their new coach.[44]

Porto found in Villas-Boas' assistant Vitor Pereira their new head coach. Although getting off to a winning start, by taking the 2011 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira,[45] Pereira's Porto disappointed in most of the other competitions. In the Champions League group stage, the team finished third and was relegated to the Europa League.[46] Able to defend their title, Porto fell immediately in the first round against Manchester City.[47] Domestically, they were eliminated from the Taça de Portugal in the round of 32, and lost in the league cup semifinals. Inconsistent performances throughout the season threatened Porto's title defence, but positive results against direct opponents allowed the club to win the 2011–12 Primeira Liga with two games to spare.


Information correct as of match played on 21 April 2015. Only competitive matches are counted.

Table headers
  • Nationality – If the coach played international football as a player, the country/countries he played for are shown. Otherwise, the coach's nationality is given as his country of birth.
  • From – The date the coach began working for Porto.
  • To – The date the coach last worked for Porto.
  • P – The number of games coached for Porto.
  • W – The number of games won as a coach.
  • D – The number of games draw as a coach.
  • L – The number of games lost as a coach.
  • GF – The number of goals scored under his tenure.
  • GA – The number of goals conceded under his tenure.
  • Win% – The total winning percentage under his tenure.
  • Honours – The trophies won while coaching Porto.
Table key
  •  ‡  = Player-coach (team player that assumed simultaneously the role of coach)
  •  †  = Caretaker coach (assistant coach that assumed temporarily the job in the absence of the incumbent head coach or until a new head coach was hired)
  • n/a = Information not available
Coaches of FC Porto, their statistics and honours
Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win% Honours Notes
Gadda, CatulloCatullo Gaddadouble-dagger  Italy 1906 1907 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cassaigne, AdolpheAdolphe Cassaigne  France 1907 1922 30 23 3 4 119 35 76.67 99981 Campeonato de Portugal
7 Campeonato do Porto
[n 1]
Teszler, AkösAkös Teszler  Hungary 1922 1927 42 28 7 7 146 60 66.67 99971 Campeonato de Portugal
5 Campeonato do Porto
Cal, AlexandreAlexandre Caldouble-dagger  Portugal 1927 1928 11 10 0 1 53 14 90.91 99921 Campeonato do Porto
Szabó, JózsefJózsef Szabó  Hungary November 1928 February 1936 128 100 15 13 612 139 78.13 99991 Campeonato de Portugal
1 Primeira Liga
8 Campeonato do Porto
Siska, MihalyMihaly Siska  Hungary February 1936 March 1936 2 1 0 1 5 2 50.00
Ferenc, MagyarMagyar Ferenc  Hungary March 1936 July 1936 14 9 3 2 52 13 64.29
Gutkas, FrançoisFrançois Gutkas  Austria October 1936 October 1937 31 21 2 8 116 49 67.74 99931 Campeonato de Portugal
1 Campeonato do Porto
Siska, MihalyMihaly Siska  Hungary October 1937 June 1942 153 112 19 22 753 242 73.20 99962 Primeira Divisão
3 Campeonato do Porto
Hertzka, LippoLippo Hertzka  Hungary June 1942 May 1945 93 54 14 25 123 32 58.06 99943 Campeonato do Porto
Szabó, JózsefJózsef Szabó  Hungary May 1945 15 August 1947 71 41 9 21 263 122 57.75 99932 Campeonato do Porto
Nunes, CarlosCarlos Nunes  Portugal 15 August 1947 5 October 1947 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! [n 2]
Vaschetto, EladioEladio Vaschetto  Argentina 5 October 1947 August 1948 28 18 2 8 82 43 64.29
Scopelli, AlejandroAlejandro Scopelli  Argentina August 1948 July 1949 29 18 1 10 61 40 62.07
Silva, AugustoAugusto Silva  Portugal October 1949 March 1950 26 12 2 12 61 52 46.15
Reboredo, FranciscoFrancisco Reboredo  Argentina March 1950 May 1950 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.000
Vogel, AntonAnton Vogel  Austria September 1950 26 November 1950 11 5 3 3 24 13 45.45
Deszo, GencsiGencsi Deszo  Hungary 26 November 1950 17 June 1951 19 12 2 5 55 21 63.16
Vaschetto, EladioEladio Vaschetto  Argentina July 1951 December 1951 13 10 2 1 39 14 76.92
Pasarín, LuisLuis Pasarín  Spain January 1952 June 1952 20 9 5 6 51 31 45.00
Taioli, LinoLino Taioli  Argentina August 1952 January 1953 11 6 2 3 19 15 54.55
Oliveira, Cândido deCândido de Oliveira  Portugal January 1953 June 1954 50 30 8 12 141 72 60.00
Vaz, FernandoFernando Vaz  Portugal August 1954 June 1955 28 13 6 9 56 37 46.43
Yustrich, DorivalDorival Yustrich  Brazil August 1955 June 1956 31 23 7 1 100 23 74.19 99931 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
Costa, FlávioFlávio Costa  Brazil August 1956 May 1957 32 20 4 8 100 32 62.50
Yustrich, DorivalDorival Yustrich  Brazil 2 August 1957 March 1958 26 21 1 4 64 25 80.77
Bumbel, OttoOtto Bumbel  Brazil March 1958 November 1958 22 11 8 3 48 25 50.00 99921 Taça de Portugal
Guttmann, BélaBéla Guttmann  Hungary November 1958 1959 28 21 4 3 108 20 75.00 99921 Primeira Divisão
Puricelli, EttoreEttore Puricelli  Italy August 1959 November 1959 9 2 1 6 11 18 22.22
Daučík, FerdinandFerdinand Daučík  Czechoslovakia November 1959 April 1960 23 15 4 4 23 19 65.22
Reboredo, FranciscoFrancisco Reboredo  Argentina April 1960 June 1960 2 1 0 1 4 2 50.00
Vieira, OttoOtto Vieira  Brazil June 1960 March 1961 26 13 7 6 48 23 50.00
Reboredo, FranciscoFrancisco Reboredo  Argentina March 1961 July 1961 15 11 0 4 55 22 73.33
Orth, GyörgyGyörgy Orth  Hungary August 1961 11 January 1962 14 9 3 2 32 12 64.29
Reboredo, FranciscoFrancisco Reboredo  Argentina 11 January 1962 June 1962 18 13 3 2 45 14 72.22
Kalmár, JenőJenő Kalmár  Hungary September 1962 10 November 1963 47 30 8 9 112 44 63.83
Glória, OttoOtto Glória  Brazil November 1963 May 1965 61 38 13 10 118 62 62.30
Costa, FlávioFlávio Costa  Brazil August 1965 April 1966 33 19 8 6 50 29 57.58
Mendes, VirgílioVirgílio Mendes  Portugal April 1966 April 1966 5 2 0 3 3 7 40.00
Pedroto, José MariaJosé Maria Pedroto  Portugal August 1966 9 April 1969 107 65 21 21 217 107 60.75 99921 Taça de Portugal
Morais, AntónioAntónio Morais  Portugal 9 April 1969 May 1969 2 1 1 0 1 0 50.00
Schwartz, ElekElek Schwartz  Romania August 1969 4 February 1970 15 6 4 5 23 19 40.00
Vieirinhadagger  Portugal December 1969 February 1970 7 3 1 3 7 7 42.86 [n 3]
Docherty, TommyTommy Docherty  Scotland February 1970 April 1970 10 1 3 6 7 16 10.00
Teixeira, AntónioAntónio Teixeira  Portugal August 1970 November 1971 38 20 8 10 67 38 52.63
Baeta, ArturArtur Baeta  Portugal November 1971 December 1971 1 1 0 0 4 0 100.000
Amaral, PauloPaulo Amaral  Brazil December 1971 March 1972 15 6 6 3 24 13 40.00
Feliciano, AntónioAntónio Feliciano  Portugal March 1972 June 1972 12 7 0 5 24 16 58.33
Riera, FernandoFernando Riera  Chile August 1972 June 1973 39 20 7 12 71 38 51.28
Guttmann, BélaBéla Guttmann  Hungary August 1973 June 1974 34 21 7 6 55 26 61.76
Moreira, AymoréAymoré Moreira  Brazil August 1974 March 1975 27 15 4 8 48 30 55.56
Costa, Monteiro daMonteiro da Costa  Portugal March 1975 1975 11 7 3 1 31 12 63.64
Stanković, BrankoBranko Stanković  Yugoslavia August 1975 January 1976 24 12 6 6 60 26 50.00
Costa, Monteiro daMonteiro da Costa  Portugal January 1976 June 1976 15 10 2 3 37 14 66.67
Pedroto, José MariaJosé Maria Pedroto  Portugal August 1976 12 July 1980 157 108 30 19 369 111 68.79 99942 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
Stessl, HermannHermann Stessl  Austria 12 July 1980 May 1982 84 53 18 13 141 53 63.10 99921 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Pedroto, José MariaJosé Maria Pedroto  Portugal August 1982 December 1983 52 38 7 7 115 28 73.08
Morais, AntónioAntónio Morais  Portugal November 1982 May 1984 39 27 8 4 93 21 69.23 99931 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
[n 4]
Jorge, ArturArtur Jorge  Portugal July 1984 May 1987 130 96 18 16 297 80 73.85 99962 Primeira Divisão
2 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
1 European Cup
Ivić, TomislavTomislav Ivić  Yugoslavia July 1987 June 1988 54 40 11 3 115 24 74.07 99951 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 European Super Cup
1 Intercontinental Cup
Quinito  Portugal July 1988 30 October 1988 18 8 7 3 17 13 44.44
Murça, AlfredoAlfredo Murça  Portugal 30 October 1988 November 1988 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.000
Jorge, ArturArtur Jorge  Portugal November 1988 June 1991 125 91 21 13 255 71 72.80 99941 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Silva, Carlos AlbertoCarlos Alberto Silva  Brazil August 1991 June 1993 97 62 21 14 166 54 63.92 99942 Primeira Divisão
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Ivić, TomislavTomislav Ivić  Croatia August 1993 30 January 1994 28 18 8 2 45 17 64.29
Robson, BobbyBobby Robson  England 30 January 1994 13 July 1996 113 75 24 14 229 66 66.37 99962 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
2 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Inácio, AugustoAugusto Inácio  Portugal 6 August 1995 28 October 1995 13 9 4 0 23 4 69.23 [n 5]
Oliveira, AntónioAntónio Oliveira  Portugal 13 July 1996 26 May 1998 97 70 12 15 219 95 72.16 99952 Primeira Divisão
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Santos, FernandoFernando Santos  Portugal 26 May 1998 13 June 2001 156 98 31 27 310 126 62.82 99961 Primeira Divisão
2 Taça de Portugal
2 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Machado, OctávioOctávio Machado  Portugal 13 June 2001 21 January 2002 36 19 6 11 63 34 52.78 1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira [53]
Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho  Portugal 23 January 2002 1 June 2004 124 90 21 13 251 92 72.58 99972 Primeira Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
1 UEFA Champions League
1 UEFA Cup
Delneri, LuigiLuigi Delneri  Italy 4 June 2004 9 August 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 ! [55]
Fernández, VictorVictor Fernández  Spain 11 August 2004 1 February 2005 29 12 10 7 31 23 41.38 99931 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
1 Intercontinental Cup
Couceiro, JoséJosé Couceiro  Portugal 1 February 2005 22 May 2005 17 8 5 4 17 16 47.06 [57]
Adriaanse, CoCo Adriaanse  Netherlands 1 July 2005 9 August 2006 45 29 10 6 69 28 64.44 99931 Primeira Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
Barros, RuiRui Barros  Portugal 9 August 2006 18 August 2006 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.000 99921 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira [59]
Ferreira, JesualdoJesualdo Ferreira  Portugal 18 August 2006 26 May 2010 188 126 30 32 358 140 67.02 99973 Primeira Liga
2 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas  Portugal 2 June 2010 21 June 2011 51 45 4 2 145 42 88.24 99951 Primeira Liga
1 Taça de Portugal
1 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
1 UEFA Europa League
Pereira, VítorVítor Pereira  Portugal 21 June 2011 9 June 2013 92 64 16 12 164 63 69.57 99952 Primeira Liga
2 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Fonseca, PauloPaulo Fonseca  Portugal 10 June 2013 5 March 2014 37 21 9 7 69 31 56.76 99921 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira [64][65]
Castro, LuísLuís Castro  Portugal 5 March 2014 10 May 2014 16 9 2 5 25 18 56.25 [65]
Lopetegui, JulenJulen Lopetegui  Spain 10 May 2014 47 33 9 5 106 32 70.21


  1. ^ Statistics since 1913, the year the first regional championship of Porto was held.
  2. ^ Carlos Nunes coached the team in just four matches, all of them during the pre-season.[48]
  3. ^ An assistant coach of Elek Schwartz, Vieirinha replaced the Romanian who was dealing with health problems.[13]
  4. ^ Morais replaced Pedroto in six matches during the 1982–83 season and for most of the 1983–84 season, due to health problems. Eventually, Pedroto stepped down and Morais became head coach.[49]
  5. ^ In the beginning of the 1995–96 season, assistance coach Inácio replaced Robson, who was dealing with health problems.[50]



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