Manuel Machado (football manager)

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Manuel Machado
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Personal information
Full name Manuel António Marques Machado
Date of birth (1955-12-04) 4 December 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Oliveira, Portugal
Teams managed
Years Team
1992–1993 Vitória Guimarães (youth)
1993–1994 Vila Real
1995–1996 Vitória Guimarães (youth)
1998–2000 Fafe
2000–2004 Moreirense
2004–2005 Vitória Guimarães
2005–2006 Nacional
2006–2007 Académica
2007–2008 Braga
2008–2010 Nacional
2010–2011 Vitória Guimarães
2012 Aris
2012–2016 Nacional
2017 Arouca

Manuel António Marques Machado (born 4 December 1955) is a Portuguese football manager.

Football career[edit]

Born in the village of Oliveira, in Guimarães, Machado started his career with his local Vitória de Guimarães' youth sides, having a head coach spell with lowly SC Vila Real in between. After two years with another modest club in the north, A.D. Fafe, he moved to another side in his region, Moreirense FC, helping the latter promote from the third division to the Primeira Liga in just two years.

Machado then coached Moreirense to a comfortable 12th position in their debut season, finishing ninth in the following campaign, after which he returned to Guimarães. Subsequently he signed with C.D. Nacional, helping the Madeirans finish a best-ever fifth, with qualification to the UEFA Cup. After almost two years at Académica de Coimbra he joined S.C. Braga, where he did not meet the expectations of a UEFA Cup place, thus being sacked.

Machado rejoined Nacional for 2008–09,[1] bettering the club's best-ever finish as fourth. However, on 13 December 2009, he announced he would leave the benches for a period, after surgery-related complications; he was replaced by assistant Predrag Jokanović,[2] and eventually left his post at the end of the campaign, replaced by precisely the Serbian.

On 2 June 2010, Machado returned to Vitória Guimarães, taking the Minho team to the final of the Taça de Portugal in his first season. On 26 August 2011 he left the club, after Europa League elimination at the hands of Atlético Madrid (0–6 on aggregate, 0–4 home loss in the second game).[3]

Machado signed with Nacional for a third spell on 13 October 2012, replacing fired Pedro Caixinha.[4] A contract termination by mutual consent was reached on 28 December 2016, as the team ranked third from bottom in the league and tied for points with the first side inside the relegation zone, having also been ousted from the Portuguese Cup.[5]

Honours[edit]

Moreirense
Vitória Guimarães

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