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 63)
Place of birth Oliveira, Portugal
Club information
Current team
Nacional (coach)
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– Nacional

Manuel António Marques Machado (born 4 December 1955) is a Portuguese football manager, currently in charge of C.D. Nacional.

Football career

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 it promote from the third to the first division 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 Portuguese Cup 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 returned to Nacional for his third spell on 13 October 2012, replacing fired Pedro Caixinha.[4]


Vitória Guimarães


  1. Apresentado o novo treinador principal para a época 2008/2009 (New main coach for 2008/2009 presented); Nacional's official website, 21 May 2008 (Portuguese)
  2. Futebol Profissional: Jokanovic assume comando técnico do plantel nacionalista (Professional football: Jokanovic takes charge of Nacionalistas); Nacional's official website, 13 December 2009 (Portuguese)
  3. Machado renunció al Vitória Guimaraes (Machado fired at Vitória Guimaraes); ESPN Deportes, 26 August 2011 (Spanish)
  4. "Manuel Machado confirmado" (in Portuguese). Record. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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