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Couceiro as Lokomotiv Moscow coach in 2011
|Full name||José Júlio de Carvalho Peyroteo Martins Couceiro|
|Date of birth||4 October 1962|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|1991–1992||Estrela da Amadora|
|2004–2005||Vitória de Setúbal|
|2011||Sporting CP (caretaker)|
|2013–2014||Vitória de Setubal|
|2016–2018||Vitória de Setúbal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a manager, Couceiro's career is marked with the relegation of Alverca in the 2003–04 season. He bounced back with a good run with Vitória de Setúbal, and won the best Portuguese coach prize. He then signed for Porto on 1 February 2005, going on to Belenenses during the 2005–06 season. In August 2006, he was appointed manager of the Portugal under-21 national team, reaching positive results in the UEFA Championships.
In July 2008, Couceiro was then appointed the head coach of FBK Kaunas, the Lithuanian A Lyga club controlled by Vladimir Romanov. On 5 August 2008, FBK Kaunas, playing in a UEFA Champions League play-off match, defeated 2007–08 UEFA Cup finalists Rangers 2–1 on aggregate to qualify for the third round for the first time in club history. He was then named head coach of the Lithuania national team on 14 August 2008. In his first competitive match as manager, Lithuania defeated Romania 3–0 in Cluj-Napoca for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier. After that, they defeated Austria 2–0 at home, and the Faroe Islands 1–0. However, they did not qualify for the World Cup tournament proper, held in South Africa.
On 26 February 2011, following the dismissal of Paulo Sérgio, Couceiro was named caretaker manager of Sporting CP for the remainder of the 2010–11 season. He then moved to Lokomotiv Moscow in July 2011, however left the club in May 2012 after his contract was not renewed.
After being appointed as manager of Vitória de Setubal in 2013, he was sacked on 15 May 2014. He then managed Estoril, leaving in March 2015. In May 2016, Couceiro was appointed manager of Vitória de Setubal for a third time. He left the role in May 2018.
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- Marques, David (25 May 2016). "OFICIAL: José Couceiro é o novo treinador do V Setúbal". Maisfutebol (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "José Couceiro: "Não tenho condições para continuar"". Record. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "FPF oficializa contratação de José Couceiro para diretor técnico nacional". Record (in Portuguese). 5 July 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
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