The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Wednesday, announced Portuguese Coach Jose Paseiro as the new Super Eagles gaffer, Quest Times reports.
Here are some facts you probably don’t know about the new Super Eagles coach:
Pasiero, who last managed the Venezuelan national team before stepping down in August 2021, was recommended to the NFF by AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho.
According to reports, Paseiro will not take charge of the Eagles at the AFCON, but will be with the team nevertheless, while Austin Equavoen and the consortium of coaches call the shot.
The 61-year-old resigned as Venezuela Coach after working for over a year without being paid.
He led Venezuela to the 2021 Copa America where he lost 2 games and drew 2 games which wasn’t enough to make it out of the group stage.
He had a previous stint in Saudi Arabia from February 18 – January 10, 2011. He was a former Coach at Sporting Lisbon, a team he led to a 3rd place finish in the league in 2004/2005 season and finished 2nd in the UEFA Cup in the same year.
He worked as an Assistant Coach to Carlos Quiroz at Real Madrid in 03/04 season and also took charge of Al-Ahly of Egypt where he won 8 out of the 12 games he took charge of.
Peseiro and Mourinho were colleagues during a managerial course before starting their respective careers, where ex-Zamalek boss Nelo Vingada was their lecturer, reports say.
Two thumping 4-0 defeats ended Peseiro’s career in two different countries, including a thrashing by arch-rivals Olympiacos while in charge of Panathinaikos, and another rout by Wolfsburg during his tenure at Romania’s Rapid Bucureşti, Quest Times gathered.
Peseiro is not believed to boast a strong personality.
Midfielder Fábio Rochemback was once caught on camera insulting Peseiro after being substituted while he was in charge at Lisbon — an incident that occurred with another player in Liedson a few months before.