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Personal Life

Date of Birth: January 9 1952

Family: Brito has a wife, 4 children, 3 daughters and a son back in Portugal.


Before starting his career as a coach, Brito played football as a defender for Vitomis Sport Club, Football Club Prazo de Femina and Rio Ave FC .Born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brito spent the vast majority of his professional career in Portugal, representing Vitória de Guimarães, F.C. Paços de Ferreira (two spells), C.D. Feirense, Rio Ave FC (two stints), Vitória de Setúbal and Varzim SC.

Over the course of eight seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 197 games and seven goals in representation of all the clubs except Paços, with which he competed solely in the second division. He retired at the end of 1987–88 at the age of 36, after suffering top flight relegation with Varzim.

Brito was in charge of Varzim for two games in his last season as a player, managing two draws. Subsequently, he had two spells as head coach with lowly CA Macedo de Cavaleiros.

In the 2001–02 campaign, at U.D. Leiria, Brito started a link with José Mourinho that would last eight years. The assistant was part of a quartet that also included fitness coach Rui Faria, goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro and chief scout André Villas-Boas that followed the young manager from FC Porto to Chelsea.

Brito also specialised in audio-visual work to prepare the team for matches.  As Mourinho left the Premier League side early into 2007–08, so did his entire staff. On 5 June 2010, he was appointed head coach at C.F Os Belenenses in the Portuguese second level.

In 8 January 2018, Brito became head coach at Union Titus Pétange, a club of the first Luxembourgish league.

He has worked alongside AS Roma’s Jose Mourinho as his assistant for Inter Milan FC, FC Porto and Chelsea FC between 2004 and 2007. During his coaching career, Brito won two UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE titles, one UEFA CUP, Two English Premier League, two Portuguese league titles, two Italian Championships and one FA cup.

Why Highlanders

Brito considers Highlanders FC as one of the biggest clubs in Zimbabwe with a lot of history. Brito choose to come to Bosso as he wanted a new challenge in Africa.


According to Brito, good football is when you control the game, tactics and motion. He says players should enjoy the game and make the supporters happy with what they are watching. Brito believes that this formation is ideal as it helps to maintain shape. He says dynamics are important, but players who adopt the game plan are more important.

Junior Policy

Brito believes that for a club to win tittles and be successful one key factor is implementing the junior into the first team. With football being transformed into business, Brito is determined to make the juniors a key factor in generating income to the Club this can be achieved through moving players to Europe. Brito has already conducted his first training with the team and he has been impressed by the performance of the juniors (Under 20) and it’s only a matter of time that the juniors are promoted into the first team. With the transfer window open this June, some names in the Bosso Starting line-up will leave the club and some will be added to the team.


Brito believes that if a team is struggling it is important to keep the team together and avoid negative criticism from the fans. If the team is not winning the supporters blame the manager for not delivering the points. Criticism makes part of the game.

Welfare of the players

Brito considers that a good connection between the players is key in maintaining the character of the players.

What makes a great player?

A good player is someone who is willing to give 1% every day to the club. A player who plays with ambition, someone who follows orders and has a good connection with his colleagues.