Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz ; born 1 March 1953) is a Portuguese football coach. He has twice been Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United.
Queiroz has won several awards as a coach in junior levels, and he has been fairly successful at senior and club levels, mainly as Alex Ferguson's assistant manager. He is credited with discovering the Portuguese "Golden Generation" in the early 1990s, which most prominently include Luís Figo and Rui Costa, who were both selected for the FIFA 100 celebrations. In 1998, he authored the Q-Report, which detailed plans to enhance football player development in the United States.
After months of negotiation and looking at his options , including watching Team Melli play Russia in Abu Dhabi Queiroz signed to coach Team Melli on 4th April 2011. He is the current Head Coach of Iran national football team.
In March 2015 and after some disagreement with the Football Federation , Queiroz announced his resignation from his job as head coach. His last assignment would be to coach the team for two friendly matches against Chile ( Iran won 2-0) and Sweden.
Full name |
Carlos Manuel Brito Queiroz
Date of birth
1 March 1953
Place of birth
1974-1978 Ferroviário de Nampula
1990–1991 Portugal U-20
1994–1996 Sporting CP
1996 NY/NJ MetroStars
1996–1997 Nagoya Grampus Eight
1999 United Arab Emirates
2000–2002 South Africa
2002–2003 Manchester United (assistant)
2003–2004 Real Madrid
2004–2008 Manchester United (assistant)