Paseiro, The Man Leading Nigeria to AFCON 2022

Nigeria Football Federation NFF after a few days of playing the hide and seek game has finally announced the appointment of Jose Paseiro on Wednesday 29th of December 2021.

Jose Vitor dos Santos Paseiro, a Portuguese pprofessional player (striker) turned coach.

He began his coaching career as a player manager in his home country, Portugal. He worked for about eight years in the third and fourth tiers of the Portuguese league.

In 1999, the Coruche, Santarém District born manager, after being appointed manager of C.D. Nacional, helped promote the Club to the Primeira Liga in three seasons.

In 2002–03, he led the team to a final 11th position.

Peseiro played as a professional, at Sport Lisboa e Cartaxo in 1979. In that competition, he represented Amora FC, Clube Oriental de Lisboa, GD Samora Correia and S.C.U. Torreense, for a total of five seasons.

34-year-old Peseiro retired at the end of the 1993–94 season in the fourth division, with local club União de Santarém.

Paseiro has served as coach for different clubs and countries which includes

29 October 19962 June 1999

2 June 199925 June 2003

Sporting CP
3 June 200418 October 2005

Al Hilal
4 June 200610 January 2007

5 June 200715 May 2008

Rapid București
3 June 20082 October 2008

Rapid București
9 October 200812 January 2009

Saudi Arabia
18 February 200910 January 2011

3 June 201229 May 2013

Al Wahda
11 November 201311 January 2015

Al Ahly
9 October 201518 January 2016

21 January 201630 May 2016

6 June 201615 December 2016

1 January 201716 October 2017

Vitória Guimarães
28 February 201816 May 2018

Sporting CP
1 July 20181 November 2018

His last job was as the head coach of Venezuela between 4th February 2021 and 20th August 2021.

While at Nacional, Paseiro won the Segunda Divisão: 1999–00, he also won the AF Madeira Cup: 2001–02

With Sporting CP, he was UEFA Cup runner-up: 2004–05 and at Braga, Taça da Liga: 2012–13

He also lifted the Egyptian Premier League with Al Ahly in the 2015-16 season

Jose Paseiro will no doubt be leading the Nigerian National team,, the Super Eagles to the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon


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