Post by Futbolmetrix Post by Futbolmetrix
If you stretch the definition bit: Hungary and Portugal, a Paulista
state championship, and a Uruguayan title (in which he apparently
started the season but did not finish it)
The Paulista state championship should definitely count, as there was no
Brasileirao at the time. It's the Uruguayan title that's a bit more iffy.
English wikipedia says that he started the 1953 season at the helm of
Penarol, but didn't finish it.
Spanish wikipedia says that he led Penarol to the title in 1962.
I never heard of Guttman, so looked him up. Forget all this title business, the best part by far is "the curse of Béla Guttmann":
After the 1962 European Cup Final, Guttmann approached the Benfica board of directors and asked for a pay rise. However, despite the success he had brought the club, he was turned down. On leaving Benfica, he allegedly cursed the club, declaring, "Not in a hundred years from now will Benfica ever be European champions".
Benfica have gone on to lose all eight of their subsequent European finals, including five European Cup finals (1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, and 1990), and three UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League finals (1983, 2013 and 2014). Before the 1990 final, played in Vienna (city where Guttmann was buried), Eusébio prayed at his grave and asked for the (alleged) curse to be broken."