Paulo Autuori de Mello (born in August 25, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian football manager. He is graduated in Physical Education at Universidade Castelo Branco; and attended a Sport Admninstration course at PUC-RJ and a Soccer Coach Course at UERJ. He coached some teams from Portugal: Nacional, Vitória de Guimarães, Marítimo and Benfica; from Brazil: Portuguesa (RJ), Botafogo, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Internacional and Santos; and from Peru: Alianza Lima, Sporting Cristal and the Peru national team. On the end of April 2005, just before quiting Peru, he was hired by São Paulo FC to replace Émerson Leão, who had just gone to Japan. In that year, he won the Copa Libertadores 2005 and the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship. On December 29, 2005, he resigned São Paulo to sign with Kashima Antlers, from Japan. At the end of 2006 he announced his new club as Cruzeiro E.C., this was his third time at the club. After the state championship Autuori resigned, signing with Al-Rayyan.