Fernando Quirarte Gutiérrez (born May 17, 1956 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican former football player and manager.
Fernando Quirarte Gutiérrez|
|Date of birth||
17 May 1956|
|Place of birth||
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
U. de Guadalajara||
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played as a central defender for the club Chivas from 1973 to 1987 and the Mexico national football team, earning 45 caps and scoring 5 goals, including two in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
Later he was the coach of Santos Laguna, Atlas, and Jaguares.
On October 4, 2011, Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara had demoted coach Jose Luis Real and replaced him with Fernando Quirarte. The change came after Chivas lost 1–0 to Querétaro over the weekend, which extended the club's winless run to four in Mexico's Apertura championship.