Jose Peseiro biography will tell you all you need to know about the Super Eagles new coach.
The Portuguese though won’t be the man to lead the Nigerian national team to the AFCON finals.
- First Name: José Vítor
- Last name: dos Santos Peseiro
- Nationality: Portugal
- Date of birth: 4 April 1960
- Age: 61
- Country of birth: Portugal
- Place of birth: Coruche
A lot has been said about the incoming Super Eagles coach, whose record has proved him to be a nomadic one. I bet you will find the long list of teams he has managed a bit amusing.
The 61-year-old Peseiro has also handled Saudi Arabia and was between 2003 and 2004 assistant coach of mighty Real Madrid.
Last month, he made headline news when he announced that Venezuela have finally paid him the 14 months’ salary they owed him.
He will be expected to be an “observer” at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, before he takes full control of the Eagles from caretaker coach Austin Eguavoen for the final 2022 World Cup playoffs.
JOSÉ PESEIRO CAREER (COACH) BEFORE SUPER EAGLES
- Venezuela – February 2020 to August 2021
- Sporting Lisbon – July 2018 to November 2018
- Vitoria Guimaraes – February 2018 to June 2018
- Sharjah – January 2017 to October 2017
- Sporting Braga – June 2016 to December 2016
- Porto – January 2016 to May 2016
- Al Ahly – October 2015 to January 2016
- Al Wahda – November 2013 to February 2015
- Sporting – June 2012 to May 2013
- Saudi Arabia – February 2009 to January 2011
- Rapid – July 2008 to January 2009
- Panathinaikos – July 2007 to May 2008
- Al Hilal – June 2006 to January 2007
- Sporting Lisbon – July 2004 to October 2005
JOSE PESEIRO TROPHIES
- Arabian Gulf League – Runner-up 1x 2013/2014
- Taça de Portugal – Runner-up 1x 2015/2016
- Taça da Liga – Winner 1x 2012/2013
- Super Cup – Runner-up 1x 2016/2017
- UEFA Europa League – Runner-up 1x 2004/2005
Jose Peseiro: New Super Eagles Coach Was Once A Footballer
Little did you know that the new Super Eagles coach, José Peseiro, was also once a footballer.
Born in Coruche, Santarém District, Peseiro never played in higher than the Segunda Liga as a professional, starting out at Sport Lisboa e Cartaxo in 1979. In that competition, he represented Amora FC, Clube Oriental de Lisboa, GD Samora Correia and S.C.U. Torreense, for a total of five seasons.
He retired at the end of the 1993–94 season in the fourth division, with local club União de Santarém. He was 34-years of age at that time.
Jose Peseiro manager career – Is he a good coach for Super Eagles?
Jose Peseiro spent his first eight years as a manager in the third and fourth tiers of Portuguese football, starting out as a player-coach at his last team In summer 1999 he was appointed at C.D. Nacional, which he helped promote to the Primeira Liga in just three seasons. In 2002–03, he led the team to a final 11th position.
He would go on to sign with Sporting CP for 2004–05. After collecting three losses and two draws in his first nine games in charge, the side eventually finished in third place with 61 points, four behind champions S.L. Benfica; additionally, he coached the team to a runner-up run in the UEFA Cup after disposing of the likes of Feyenoord, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United. The final was played at the Estádio José Alvalade, and after a 1–0 lead at half-time the hosts eventually succumbed to PFC CSKA Moscow 3–1.
Following a 0–1 home defeat to Académica de Coimbra that saw Sporting sink to the seventh position, he resigned.
In June 2012, Peseiro was appointed at S.C. Braga. His first major signing was Portuguese international Rúben Micael, and he qualified the club to the group stage of the Champions League for the second time in its history, after ousting Udinese on penalties.
At the end of the campaign, in spite of winning the Taça da Liga and ranking fourth in the league, Braga and Peseiro reached an agreement to terminate the manager’s contract.
In July 2018, Peseiro returned to Sporting after 13 years away, assuming the reins at a club that had lost several key players following fan violence and whose previous manager Siniša Mihajlović lasted nine days in the job. On 1 November, following poor overall performances and a 1–2 home loss against G.D. Estoril Praia for the group stage of the Taça da Liga, he was relieved of his duties.
He would then returned to national team duties on 4 February 2020, being appointed by Venezuela after the resignation of Rafael Dudamel. He made his debut on 9 October in a 3–0 loss away to Colombia in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification; the opponents were led by compatriot Carlos Queiroz.
At the 2021 Copa América in Brazil, Venezuela were eliminated from the group stage with two draws and two defeats; Peseiro was praised by pundit Tim Vickery for achieving those results despite a spate of COVID-19 infections and virus-related travel restrictions that kept key forward Salomón Rondón in China. He resigned in August, having not been paid for over a year amidst the South American country’s economic crisis.