Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz, ComIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾluʃ kɐjˈɾɔʃ]; born 1 March 1953), is a Portuguese football coach who is the current manager of the Iran national team. He has also been the manager of the Portuguese national team and Spanish club Real Madrid, and was Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United. He has qualified three national teams to the World Cup, those being South Africa in 2002, Portugal in 2010, and Iran in 2014.
Queiroz has won several awards as a coach in junior levels, and has been successful at senior and club levels, mainly as Alex Ferguson's assistant manager. In 1998, he authored the Q-Report, which detailed plans to enhance football player development in the United States. Queiroz is the longest serving manager in the history of the Iran national football team after serving for over five years from his appointment in 2011.Close