Béla Guttmann (Hungarian: ['be?l? 'gutm?nn]; 27 January 1899 – 28 August 1981) was a Hungarian footballer and coach.
He was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, and was Jewish.
Because he was a Jew, he was deported by the Nazis to a Nazi slave labor camp; he survived the Holocaust.
Before the war, he played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States.
However, he is perhaps best remembered as a coach and manager after the war of A.C.
Milan, São Paulo FC, FC Porto, Benfica and C.A.
His greatest success came with Benfica when he guided them to two successive European Cup wins in 1961 and in 1962.
Together with Márton Bukovi and Gusztáv Sebes, Guttmann formed a triumvirate of radical Hungarian coaches who pioneered the 4–2–4 formation and he is also credited with mentoring Eusébio.
However throughout his career he was never far from controversy.
Widely travelled, as both a player and coach, he rarely stayed at a club longer than two seasons, and was quoted as saying "the third season is fatal".
He was sacked at Milan while they were top of Serie A and he walked out on Benfica after they refused a request for a pay rise, reportedly leaving the club with a curse.