Ney Franco da Silveira Júnior, better known as Ney Franco is a Brazilian football manager, who was born July 22, 1966 in Ipatinga, MG. On July 11, 2008, he was hired by Botafogo to assume their vacancy as manager. On August 10, 2009 Franco was fired as coach of Botafogo because of bad results. One day later he was hired as coach of Coritiba Foot Ball Club as a replacement for René Simões.
Exactly one year after his signing, Franco was dismissed by directors of club. The former manager of Tricolor let Brazilian side winning 59% of points disputed by São Paulo. For game against rival Santos FC, on July 7, Milton Cruz will coach the players. According Adalberto Baptista, director of club, 2012 "was a very competent year. [The club] had a good campaign, won Copa Sudamericana. [Franco] has shown competency, but unfortunately we know in football results carry from heaven to hell. For this, we have decided to dismiss him."