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Jose Peseiro and Eagle’s appointment; a terrible move

Why Jose Peseiro

After terminating the appointment of Gernot Rohr as the Super Eagles coach, news went round that the NFF boss has brought the name of a Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro to the table as one of the prospective coaches. Consequently, he is expected to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup scheduled to hold in Qatar in 2022.

VAR247 gathered that the Nigerian Football Federation’s boss, Amaju Pinnick met with several great coaches, of which he wanted to lead the nation’s senior football team to the Mundial.

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Jose Peseiro

According to the report, Jose Mourinho suggested to Pinnick to go for Jose Peseiro. However, let us look at the profile of the prospective gaffer who is to take over from the current interim manager, Augustine Eguavon.

Who is Jose Peseiro?

Jose Peseiro is a Portuguese coach who recently resigned his appointment as the Venezuelan national team gaffer. José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro was born in Coruche, a municipality in Santarem District in Portugal. He was born on the 4th of April 1960. Before becoming a manager, he was involved in active football in his home country between 1979 and 1994.

He played for almost sixteen years, making a total of recordable 95 appearances, and finding the back of the net ten (10) times. Peseiro never played in higher than the Segunda Liga as a professional, starting at Sport Lisboa e Cartaxo in 1979. His playing career was an abysmal one before he called it a quit at age 34 in 1994.

Coaching career

Like most retired footballers on their home soil, Jose Peseiro started his coaching career at his last club, which also was his local club.

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Started as a player coach and was with the side for two years before moving to the next destination. He spent the first 8 years of his managerial career at the 3rd and 4th divisions in his homeland.

Jose Peseiro

He was appointed as C.D Nacional head coach, and he promoted them to the first tier after 3 years He spent a total of 4 years with the club before moving to Real Madrid in 2003 as an assistant coach to the then manager, Carlos Queiroz. After spending an unfruitful year of apprenticeship under his compatriot Queiroz, Peseiro and was Queiroz were sacked before the former was signed by Sporting CP on the 1st of July, 2004. The sacking of the two compatriots came as a result of the two losing a favourable lead to Valencia and Barcelona respectively in the season.

Peseiro’ history in table

 TeamsGPWDL Win% 
1Oriental103512626 49.51 
2Nacional148684040 49.95 
3Sporting CP63341019 53.97 
4Al Hilal141022 71.43 
5Panathinaikos4630106 65.22 
6Rapid București11425 36.36 
7Rapid București963 66.67 
8Saudi Arabia3112127 38.71 
9Braga4723816 48.94 
10Al Wahda43201310 46.51 
11Al Ahly12822 66.67 
12Porto221318 59.09 
13Braga231157 47.83 
14Sharjah213810 14.29 
15Vitória Guimarães10424 40.00 
16Sporting CP14914 64.29 
17Venezuela10136 10.00 
 Total627307148172 48.96 
Table source: en.wikipedia.org

Moving forward

From the data presented in the table above about Jose Peseiro, it is obvious that the appointment of the coach will only but either lead to a disastrous experience for the Super Eagles as his credentials are way watery to lead the West African giants. However, the underlisted are worth ruminating on before NFF continues with proceeds with the appointment of the Portuguese:

  • Peseiro has only won 5 trophies as a coach in his over 2 decades of experience as a coach.
  • He has come as runner-up on two occasions; one at the UEFA Cup and the other at the Taça de Portugal.
  • Apart from his first eight years as a coach, he has barely spent a whole year with any team (except for Saudi Arabia, where he spent almost two years) as he always got sacked.
  • His win percentage is below average at 48.96%.
  • He has never qualified any national team to the World Cup.
  • He was the assistant of the current Egypt national team coach, who happened to be his compatriot. Nigeria is grouped with Egypt in the AFCON 2022 in Group D.
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With the profile of one of the prospective coaches of the Super Eagles presented, do you think that the Super Eagles need a coach like Peseiro?

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