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The man Peseiro: NFF hires coach with wretched administration, trophy file

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By Joseph Jibueze, Deputy News Editor

The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) on Wednesday presented Jose Peseiro as the fresh head coach of the Huge Eagles.

Peseiro is a Portuguese nationwide, born on 4 April 1960. His last coaching stint become once Venezuela.

Nonetheless his file in soccer administration has been largely wretched and dogged by sackings and no most primary trophies.

He had a stint managing in Africa, however eventually after announcing the Portuguese as Egyptian club Ahly’s fresh head coach in 2015, many of of the Cairo giants’ followers gathered sooner than the club’s headquarter in screech.

The protesters demanded that the team’s administration board rescind the choice.

Following a trophy-much less season, Ahly appointed the outmoded Right Madrid assistant supervisor Peseiro, then 55, as the fresh boss.

Some Ahly followers expressed their disapproval of appointing the fresh coach due to his perceived soft-handed draw as smartly as his lack of titles.

As a nationwide team supervisor, Peseiro did not procure Saudi Arabia to the 2010 World Cup finals.

His most distinguished success came in 2005 when he led Portuguese giants Carrying to the Europa League closing sooner than losing the title to CSKA Moscow.

His administration file

Peseiro spent his first eight years as a supervisor within the third and fourth tiers of Portuguese soccer, starting out as a participant-coach at his last team.

In summer season 1999, he become once appointed at C.D. Nacional, which he helped promote to the Primeira Liga in three seasons.

In 2002–03, he led the team to a closing 11th direct.

In 2003–04, Peseiro assisted Carlos Queiroz at Right Madrid.

On the destroy of the advertising and marketing campaign, after the team lost a in truth intensive advantage on the table to be lastly surpassed by Valencia CF, FC Barcelona and Deportivo de La Coruña, the pair become once sacked, and the latter returned to his assistant direct in Manchester United.

Peseiro signed with Carrying CP for 2004–05.

After gathering three losses and two draws in his first nine games accountable, the facet eventually completed in third direct with 61 gains, four within the back of champions S.L. Benfica.

He coached the team to a runner-up speed within the UEFA Cup after attempting down the likes of Feyenoord, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United.

The closing become once performed at the Estádio José Alvalade, and after a 1–0 lead at half-time the hosts eventually succumbed to PFC CSKA Moscow 3–1.

On the starting place of the 2005–06 season, the Lions had been ousted from the UEFA Champions League by Udinese Calcio, and after being relegated to the UEFA Cup they had been straight knocked out by Halmstads BK 4–4 on aggregate after a 2–3 home loss.

On October 16, 2005, following a 0–1 home defeat to Académica de Coimbra that saw Carrying sink to the seventh direct, Peseiro resigned.

Within the 2007 off-season, Peseiro become once named supervisor of Panathinaikos FC.


After failing to procure the Huge League Greece and furthermore losing 0–4 to neighbouring Olympiacos F.C. within the domestic cup, he become once compelled to step down.

In June 2008, Peseiro signed a 3-year contract with Romanian club FC Mercurial București.

On October 2, 2008, after being eliminated from the UEFA Cup by VfL Wolfsburg, he become once sacked splendid to be reinstated just a few days later.

He eventually resigned on January 12, 2009, after failing to agree on a brand fresh deal.

Peseiro succeeded Nasser Al-Johar at the helm of the Saudi Arabian nationwide team in 2009, within the course of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying advertising and marketing campaign.

His first sport came about on 28 March, and it ended with a 2–1 away procure over Iran which become once the outmoded’s first ever victory in that country and the latter’s first loss in virtually 40 home games.

Within the destroy, the nation did not attain the finals in South Africa, and on January 10, 2011 he become once relieved of his tasks after losing the first sport within the AFC Asian Cup against Syria.

On June 3, 2012, Peseiro become once appointed at S.C. Braga.

His first most primary signing become once Portuguese world Rúben Micael, and he qualified the club to the community stage of the Champions League for the second time in its history, after ousting Udinese on penalties.

On the destroy of the advertising and marketing campaign, regardless of winning the Taça da Liga and ranking fourth within the league, Braga and Peseiro reached an agreement to cease the supervisor’s contract.

From November 11, 2013 to January 11, 2015, Peseiro labored with Al Wahda FC within the UAE Reliable League.

On October 9, 2015, Al Ahly SC presented his signing; upon listening to the news, followers protested against the choice in conserving alongside with his aged résumé.

On January 18, 2016, after cutting back ties with the Egyptian facet, Peseiro replaced Julen Lopetegui at FC Porto.

Even supposing the third direct the team occupied at the time of the Spaniard’s dismissal become once easy secured, he peaceful more losses than his predecessor, and furthermore lost the closing of the Taça de Portugal to outmoded team Braga, on penalties.

On June 6, 2016, Peseiro signed a two-year handle Braga.

On December 14, 2016, following consecutive home defeats that resulted in elimination from the Europa League and the Portuguese Cup, respectively by the hands of FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2–4) and S.C. Covilhã (1–2), he become once fired.

Peseiro returned to the UAE in January 2017 with Sharjah FC, and become once sacked nine months later after a wretched begin to the fresh season.

The following February, he went home to put a contract at Vitória S.C. unless June 2019, which he rescinded by mutual agreement a year early.

In July 2018, Peseiro returned to Carrying after 13 years away, assuming the reins at a club that had lost diverse key avid gamers following fan violence and whose old supervisor Siniša Mihajlović lasted nine days within the job.

On November 1, 2018, following wretched total performances and a 1–2 home loss against G.D. Estoril Praia for the community stage of the Taça da Liga, he become once relieved of his tasks.

Peseiro returned to nationwide team tasks on February 4, 2020, being appointed by Venezuela after the resignation of Rafael Dudamel.

He made his debut on October 9, 2020 in a 3–0 loss away to Colombia in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.

On the 2021 Copa América in Brazil, Venezuela had been eliminated from the community stage with two draws and two defeats.

He resigned in August, having no longer been paid for over a year amidst the South American country’s economic disaster.

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