On July 11, 2008, he was hired by Botafogo to assume their vacancy as manager. On August 10, 2009 Franco was fired as coach of Botafogo because of bad results. One day later he was hired as coach of Foot Ball Club as a replacement for René Simões.
On September 23, 2010, Franco was appointed as coach of Brazil U20 team
On July 5, 2012, after dismiss of Émerson Leão, Football Club confirmed Franco as them new coach for the rest of season. He was liberated by CBF to sign with Football Club Exactly one year after his signing, Franco was dismissed by directors of club
The former manager of Tricolor let Brazilian side winning 59% of points disputed by. According Adalberto Baptista, director of club, 2012 "was a very competent year. has shown competency, but unfortunately we know in football results carry from heaven to hell.
Foreign this, we have decided to dismiss him." Franco, for his way, has shown a little disappointment with Paulo Henrique Ganso, that is playing a bad football for club, and believes that his dismissed was caused because of the elimination of in Libertadores, against Atlético Mineiro, another Brazilian side.
He still remains with Vitória in 2014. Leaving the red-black Bahia in May 2014 and that same year hit his return to the command of. Clubs Ipatinga National team