Jose Paseiro: Seven things to know about Super Eagles' new coach

Paseiro has been sacked about eight times in different clubs/countries while he willingly resigned in three of his managerial position.
Jose Paseiro: Seven things to know about Super Eagles' new coach

Jose Paseiro

Former FC Porto boss, Jose Paseiro was announced as the new head coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday.

His appointment comes about three weeks after the sacking of Franco-German Gernot Rohr who was replaced with interim manager Augustine Eguavoen.

Although Eguavoen will lead the Eagles to the 33rd African Cup of Nation holding in Cameroon from January 6, 2022, Paseiro will take charge of the three-time African Champions after the tournament.

WuzupNigeria brings you things to know about Peseiro:

  1. Born José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro on 4 April 1960 in Coruche, Portugal, Pasiero is a Portuguese football manager and former player who played as a forward.

  2. Peseiro never played in a league higher than the Segunda Liga (Portugal's second-highest professional football league) before retiring with 11 goals in 90 apps at the age of 34 in 1994.

  3. He coached football clubs like Sporting CP – which he took to the 2005 UEFA Cup Final, FC Porto and Real Madrid where he worked as an assistant to Carlos Queiroz.

  4. On the national level, Paseiro has been in charge of Saudi Arabia (2009–2011) and Venezuela (2020-2021).

  5. Before his appointment as the Super Eagles head coach, Paseiro coached 17 clubs and countries in total, from 1994 -2021, his last was the Venezuelan national team.

  6. Paseiro has been sacked about eight times in different clubs/countries while he willingly resigned in three of his managerial position.

  7. The Portuguese's last coaching job was with the Venezuelan national team where he was thrashed 3–0 away to Colombia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification on his debut on October 9, 2020.

    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.

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