|Date of birth||28 February 1953|
|Place of birth||Curitiba, Brazil|
|1988–1989||Inter de Limeira|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He began his manager career as soon as he retired from football, in 1987, by coaching Esporte Clube Juventude. He really started to show his abilities as a manager when he coached the top Paranaense clubs: Atlético Paranaense, Coritiba, and Paraná Clube.
He had more success leading Atlético Mineiro to the Brazilian Second Division Title of 2006, which he also won in 1988 with Inter de Limeira. In 1996, he had great success winning Copa do Brasil with Cruzeiro. Later he joined São Paulo where he won the Campeonato Paulista in 2000 and finished runner-up in the Copa do Brasil. He took Criciúma to Copa Libertadores in 1992, as the team reached the quarter-finals of the tournament.
In May 2007, J. League Division 2 side Cerezo Osaka sacked Satoshi Tsunami and appointed Levir Culpi as manager. During his spell in charge of the team, he discovered Shinji Kagawa, who then played as a defensive midfielder, and used him as an attacking midfielder. Kagawa combined well with Takashi Inui, another talented young player, and the team under Culpi were promoted to the J. League Division 1 in 2010. He continued to display his ability to develop young players and construct an attacking team. With such players as Kagawa, Inui, Akihiro Ienaga, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Adriano Ferreira Martins, and Luís Fernando Martinez, the team finished 3rd in 2010 and qualified for the AFC Champions League.
In November 2011, he decided not to extend his contract, saying "I've come to the conclusion that now is the time to return to the far distant Brazil and spend time with my family."
In April 2014, Levir Culpi was announced as Atlético Mineiro coach for the fourth time in his career. He managed to perform a double in 2014, winning both the Recopa Sudamericana and the Copa do Brasil.
In 2015, at the first official match of the season, Atlético defeated Tupi 2-0. Levir reached number game 228 ahead of Botafogo team, becoming the third coach with more games for the club. With the new brand, the coach is second only to Tele Santana with 434 games, and Procopio Cardoso with 328. 
On 3 May 2015, Levir returned to write his name in the history books of the Campeonato Mineiro, having being crowned champions in 2015 with Atlético. Only the fifth coach to achieve this, Culpi became the one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Campeonato Mineiro. He had previously lifted the trophy with the Galo in 1995 and 2007, in addition to with Cruzeiro in 1996 and 1998. 
He left Atlético Mineiro on 26 November 2015, exactly one year after winning the Copa do Brasil. He was dismissed after a total of 288 matches, with 154 wins, 60 draws and 74 defeats, with 493 goals scored 184 goals conceded. Fluminense
On 4 March 2016, Levir Culpi was announced as new coach of Fluminense.  The club had teased fans hours before by releasing a video showing white smoke coming from a chimney.  Levir came at a time of unrest at Fluminense, after a "crisis" saw the vice president, executive director and coach Eduardo Baptista depart the Rio club. 
– "Tricolor fans, prepare yourselves for the boxes of medicine I'm bringing. We have emotions, strong emotions, and I hope to meet them soon. I am happy and motivated. A hug....." – Levir Culpi 
On 20 April 2016, just a month and a half into his spell at Fluminense, Levir Culpi guided the Tricolor to the inaugural Primeira Liga (Brazil) .
- Inter de Limeira
- Campeonato Catarinense: 1989
- Campeonato Paranaense: 1993
- Copa do Brasil: 1996
- Campeonato Mineiro: 1996, 1998
- Recopa Sudamericana: 1998
- Copa Centro-Oeste: 1999
- São Paulo
- Campeonato Paulista: 2000
- Atlético Mineiro
- Campeonato Mineiro: 1995, 2007, 2015
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2006
- Recopa Sudamericana: 2014
- Copa do Brasil: 2014
- Primeira Liga (Brazil): 2016
|Cerezo Osaka manager