Coming just a couple of weeks after the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) had sacked the former Super Eagles manager, the Franco-German Gernot Rohr, with the former Eagles Captain Augustine Eguavoen put as the Interim coach, the Portuguese football manager Jose Peseiro is set to be made the Super Eagles permanent manager after the Cameroon AFCON 2022.
Jose Peseiro, 61-year-old was once an assistant manager at Real Madrid, he has experience managing Portuguese club sides, Sporting Lisbon, Braga. he took Sporting CP to the 2005 UEFA Cup Final – and Porto. He also worked extensively in Arab nations, being in charge of the Saudi Arabian national team.
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Jose Vitor dos Santos Peseiro most recent job was with South American country, Venezuela, where he was sacked for a dismal performance at the 2021 Copa América in Brazil after Venezuela was 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.
Though he was believed to have not have been paid for over a year amidst the South American country’s economic crisis.
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In all his managing career, he’s never won a single trophy, the closest Peseiro came to winning a trophy was the UEFA Cup final he took Sporting CP against CSKA Moscow, which his side lost.
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