Date of birth: 24 May 1946
Coaching career: A. Académica de Coimbra, CF Estrela da Amadora, FAR Rabat, Portugal Under-21, FC Alverca, SL Benfica, SC Braga, Boavista FC, FC Porto, Málaga CF, Panathinaikos FC
• Like countrymen José Mourinho and Carlos Queiroz, Ferreira moved into coaching through sports science education rather than playing; indeed, Ferreira taught Mourinho at the Lisbon Superior Institute of Physical Sciences in the 1980s.
• Ferreira coached smaller Portuguese sides, and Moroccan outfit FAR Rabat, before coming to prominence with a spell as Portugal U21 coach between 1996 and 2000.
• Subsequent spells at Alverca and Benfica, where he won the title as assistant to António Oliveira in 1993/94, proved less successful, but he revived his reputation at Braga.
• Snared by Porto in summer 2006 months after being hired by neighbours Boavista, Ferreira made an indelible mark on the club, winning titles in his first three seasons in charge and adding Portuguese Cups in 2009 and 2010.
• Having guided the club to at least the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in all four of his campaigns, Ferreira left for Málaga in May 2010 after Porto had finished third in the Liga. His stay in Spain proved brief as he was dismissed after only nine games, but Ferreira swiftly resurfaced at Panathinaikos, where he signed a contract until June 2012.
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