Vítor Pereira (football manager)
Pereira as a coach of Fenerbahçe in 2015
|Full name||Vítor Manuel de Oliveira Lopes Pereira|
|Date of birth||26 July 1968|
|Place of birth||Espinho, Portugal|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Shanghai SIPG (manager)|
|1994–1995||São João de Ver|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Espinho, Pereira only played amateur football, and retired at the age of 28. He started managing on junior level, and his first head coach experience arrived midway through the 2004–05 season, when he was appointed at A.D. Sanjoanense in the third division.
Subsequently, Pereira worked with S.C. Espinho in the same level, being fired with ten games left in his second campaign and returning to FC Porto's juniors for a further season. In 2008 he returned to head coaching again, with C.D. Santa Clara in division two, leading the Azores side to the third position in his first year and the fourth in the second, on both occasions narrowly missing out on Primeira Liga promotion.
In the summer of 2010, Pereira left Santa Clara to become assistant manager to André Villas-Boas at Porto. On 21 June 2011, following the head coach's departure to Chelsea, he was promoted to first-team manager, winning his first official match – and title – against Vitória de Guimarães, for the season's Portuguese Supercup.
Despite a less than stellar performance both in Europe – with Porto being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the group stage and in the UEFA Europa League round-of-32 – and in the Portuguese Cup, Pereira lead the club to the league title in his first season in charge.
In March 2013, following the team's elimination from Champions League contention (1–2 on aggregate against Málaga CF), Pereira came under heavy criticism, notably due to his decision of benching James Rodríguez during the first half on both games. The Colombian stated his disappointment in the coach's decision, but said that he respected him and trusted his reasons, adding that the situation was possibly created because of his questionable fitness, even though he claimed to be 100% fit.
In early May, as Porto ranked second in the league, Pereira deemed the Portuguese league as a "dirty competition". Only a few days later, after his team defeated S.L. Benfica at home to surpass its opponents – eventually winning the league title, conceding six draws in 30 games – he considered it to be a "highly competitive and prestigious league".
In late May 2013, Pereira was interviewed for the vacant job at Premier League club Everton, but eventually signed a two-year deal with Al-Ahli SC (Jeddah) of the Saudi Professional League. On 7 January 2015 he moved clubs and countries again, replacing fired Míchel at the helm of Olympiacos F.C. and eventually winning the double.
The Turkish club cut ties unilaterally with Pereira on 15 August 2016, with the case being subsequently taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. On 18 December he was named head coach of TSV 1860 Munich in the German 2. Bundesliga, with the one-and-a-half-year deal being made effective the following 1 January. The team finished the season third from bottom, and eventually got relegated on 30 May 2017 after a 1–3 loss on aggregate to SSV Jahn Regensburg in the play-offs.
|Santa Clara||1 June 2008||3 June 2010||69||31||21||17||44.93|
|Porto||22 June 2011||7 June 2013||92||64||16||12||69.57|
|Al-Ahli||1 July 2013||4 May 2014||37||19||10||8||51.35|
|Olympiacos||8 January 2015||10 June 2015||20||12||5||3||60.00|
|Fenerbahçe||11 June 2015||15 August 2016||62||38||15||9||61.29|
|1860 Munich||1 January 2017||31 May 2017||20||6||3||11||30.00|
|Shanghai SIPG||13 December 2017||17||12||4||1||70.59|
- Primeira Liga: 2011–12, 2012–13
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2011, 2012
- Taça da Liga: Runner-up 2012–13
- UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2011
- "Vítor Pereira tem lugar em equipa com mística" [Vítor Pereira has a place in a team with mystique]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 May 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Sp. Espinho-Infesta, 0–0: Tigres marcam passo na luta pela liderança" [Sp. Espinho-Infesta, 0–0: Tigers slow down in fight for first place]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 January 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Vítor Pereira futuro técnico" [Vítor Pereira future manager]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 May 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Vítor Pereira olha para a subida" [Vítor Pereira eyeing promotion]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 April 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Chegou a hora da verdade" [The moment of truth has arrived]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 January 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Muralha de aço" [Steel wall]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 December 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "New Porto boss Vitor Pereira says club will 'continue winning'". Goal.com. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- Manchester United target James Rodriguez unhappy being benched by Porto; Here Is The City, 14 March 2013
- Porto coach hits back at unhappy Manchester United target James Rodriguez; Here Is The City, 15 March 2013
- Vítor Pereira e James: afinal, quem tem razão? (Vítor Pereira and James: who's right, after all?); Mais Futebol, 15 March 2013 (in Portuguese)
- "Vítor Pereira: "É um campeonato sujinho, sujinho"" [Vítor Pereira: "It's a dirty, dirty championship"]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- Unbeaten Porto wrap up 27th league title; UEFA.com, 19 May 2013
- "Vítor Pereira: "Foi uma Liga competitiva e de alto nível"" [Vítor Pereira: "It was a competitive and prestigious league"] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Vitor Pereira shouldn't be ruled out of Everton FC manager hunt". Liverpool Echo. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Vitor Pereira, new coach of Olympiacos". Olympiacos F.C. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- Lianos, Konstantinos (19 April 2015). "Olympiakos win Greek league for the fifth straight year". The Independent. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
- "Λύση συνεργασίας με τον Βίτορ Περέιρα" [Collaboration with Vítor Pereira ended] (in Greek). Olympiacos F.C. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "Our new football coach Vitor Pereira". Fenerbahçe S.K. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "OFICIAL: Fenerbahçe termina contrato de Vítor Pereira" [OFFICIAL: Fenerbahçe ends Vítor Pereira's contract]. Mais Futebol. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "Turkey's Fenerbahce sacks manager Pereira mid-contract". Anadolu Agency. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "Vítor Pereira neuer Trainer von 1860 München" [Vítor Pereira new 1860 Munich manager] (in German). German Football Association. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Former Bundesliga champions 1860 Munich relegated to Germany's third tier". BBC Sport. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "官宣!佩雷拉成为上港新任主帅 昔日曾辅佐博阿斯" [Official announcement! Former Villas-Boas assistant Pereira became the new coach]. Sina. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
- "Vítor Pereira". Zerozero. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
- Vítor Pereira coach profile at Soccerway
- "Vítor Pereira – Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
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