José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro (born 4 April 1960) is a Portuguese football manager and former player who played as a forward. He is the manager of the Nigeria national team.
|Full name||José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro|
|Date of birth||4 April 1960|
|Place of birth||Coruche, Portugal|
|2003–2004||Real Madrid (assistant)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
After an unassuming career as a player, he went on to coach several clubs in his country, including Sporting CP – which he took to the 2005 UEFA Cup Final– and Porto. He also worked extensively in Arab nations, being in charge of the Saudi Arabia national team.
Born in Coruche, Santarém District, Peseiro never played in higher than the Segunda Liga as a professional, starting out 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.
Peseiro spent his first eight years as a manager in the third and fourth tiers of Portuguese football, starting out as a player-coach at his last team. In summer 1999 he was appointed at C.D. Nacional, which he helped promote to the Primeira Liga in just three seasons. In 2002–03, he led the team to a final 11th position.
In 2003–04, Peseiro assisted Carlos Queiroz at Real Madrid. At the end of the campaign, after the team lost a considerable advantage on the table to be finally surpassed by Valencia CF, FC Barcelona and Deportivo de La Coruña, the pair was sacked, and the latter returned to his assistant position in Manchester United.
Peseiro signed with Sporting CP for 2004–05. After collecting three losses and two draws in his first nine games in charge, the side eventually finished in third place with 61 points, four behind champions S.L. Benfica; additionally, he coached the team to a runner-up run in the UEFA Cup after disposing of the likes of Feyenoord, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United. The final was played at the Estádio José Alvalade, and after a 1–0 lead at half-time the hosts eventually succumbed to PFC CSKA Moscow 3–1.
At the start of the 2005–06 season, the Lions were ousted from the UEFA Champions League by Udinese Calcio, and after being relegated to the UEFA Cup they were immediately knocked out by Halmstads BK 4–4 on aggregate after a 2–3 home loss. On 16 October 2005, following a 0–1 home defeat to Académica de Coimbra that saw Sporting sink to the seventh position, he resigned.
Eastern Europe, Saudi ArabiaEdit
In the 2007 off-season, Peseiro was named manager of Panathinaikos FC. After failing to win the Super League Greece and also losing 4–0 to neighbouring Olympiacos F.C. in the domestic cup, he was forced to step down.
In June 2008, Peseiro signed a three-year contract with Romanian club FC Rapid București. On 2 October, after being eliminated from the UEFA Cup by VfL Wolfsburg, he was sacked only to be reinstated a few days later; he eventually resigned on 12 January 2009, after failing to agree on a new deal.
Peseiro succeeded Nasser Al-Johar at the helm of the Saudi Arabia national team in 2009, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. His first game occurred on 28 March, and it ended with a 2–1 away win over Iran which was the former's first ever victory in that country and the latter's first loss in nearly 40 home games; eventually, the nation failed to reach the finals in South Africa, and on 10 January 2011 he was relieved of his duties after losing the first game in the AFC Asian Cup against Syria.
On 3 June 2012, Peseiro was appointed at S.C. Braga. His first major signing was Portuguese international Rúben Micael, and he qualified the club to the group stage of the Champions League for the second time in its history, after ousting Udinese on penalties.
At the end of the campaign, in spite of winning the Taça da Liga and ranking fourth in the league, Braga and Peseiro reached an agreement to terminate the manager's contract.
Al-Wahda and Al-AhlyEdit
From 11 November 2013 to 11 January 2015, Peseiro worked with Al Wahda FC in the UAE Pro League. On 9 October of the latter year, Al Ahly SC announced his signing; upon hearing the news, fans of the latter protested against the decision based on his weak résumé.
Return to PortugalEdit
On 18 January 2016, after cutting ties with the Egyptian side, Peseiro replaced Julen Lopetegui at FC Porto. Even though the third position the team occupied at the time of the Spaniard's dismissal was still secured, he collected more losses than his predecessor, and also lost the final of the Taça de Portugal to former team Braga, on penalties.
On 6 June 2016, Peseiro signed a two-year deal with precisely Braga. On 14 December, following consecutive home defeats that resulted in elimination from the Europa League and the Portuguese Cup, respectively at the hands of FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2–4) and S.C. Covilhã (1–2), he was fired.
Peseiro returned to the UAE in January 2017 with Sharjah FC, and was sacked nine months later after a poor start to the new season. The following February, he went home to sign a contract at Vitória S.C. until June 2019, which he rescinded by mutual agreement a year early.
In July 2018, Peseiro returned to Sporting after 13 years away, assuming the reins at a club that had lost several key players following fan violence and whose previous manager Siniša Mihajlović lasted nine days in the job. On 1 November, following poor overall performances and a 1–2 home loss against G.D. Estoril Praia for the group stage of the Taça da Liga, he was relieved of his duties.
Peseiro returned to national team duties on 4 February 2020, being appointed by Venezuela after the resignation of Rafael Dudamel. He made his debut on 9 October in a 3–0 loss away to Colombia in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification; the opponents were led by compatriot Carlos Queiroz.
At the 2021 Copa América in Brazil, 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. He resigned in August, having not been paid for over a year amidst the South American country's economic crisis.
On 29 December 2021, Peseiro reached a verbal agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation to replace Gernot Rohr at the helm of the national team. He was supposed to travel to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, but strictly as an "observer" while interim manager Augustine Eguavoen led the side to the last 16; the deal eventually fell through, as Eguavoen was retained at the end of the tournament.
On 15 May 2022, Peseiro was finally appointed as the new head coach.
- As of match played 27 March 2023
|Oriental||29 October 1996||2 June 1999||103||51||26||26||136||103||+33||49.51|||
|Nacional||2 June 1999||25 June 2003||148||68||40||40||234||182||+52||45.95|||
|Sporting CP||3 June 2004||18 October 2005||63||34||10||19||118||74||+44||53.97|||
|Al Hilal||4 June 2006||10 January 2007||14||10||2||2||22||10||+12||71.43|||
|Panathinaikos||5 June 2007||15 May 2008||46||30||10||6||74||32||+42||65.22|||
|Rapid București||3 June 2008||2 October 2008||11||4||2||5||12||11||+1||36.36|||
|Rapid București||9 October 2008||12 January 2009||9||6||3||0||17||8||+9||66.67|||
|Saudi Arabia||18 February 2009||10 January 2011||31||12||12||7||35||22||+13||38.71|||
|Braga||3 June 2012||29 May 2013||47||23||8||16||84||64||+20||48.94|||
|Al Wahda||11 November 2013||11 January 2015||43||20||13||10||77||61||+16||46.51|||
|Al Ahly||9 October 2015||18 January 2016||12||8||2||2||22||10||+12||66.67|||
|Porto||21 January 2016||30 May 2016||22||13||1||8||38||26||+12||59.09|||
|Braga||6 June 2016||15 December 2016||23||11||5||7||39||30||+9||47.83|||
|Sharjah||1 January 2017||16 October 2017||21||3||8||10||24||36||−12||14.29|||
|Vitória Guimarães||28 February 2018||16 May 2018||10||4||2||4||13||10||+3||40.00|||
|Sporting CP||1 July 2018||1 November 2018||14||9||1||4||24||14||+10||64.29|||
|Venezuela||4 February 2020||20 August 2021||10||1||3||6||5||15||−10||10.00|||
|Nigeria||15 May 2022||Present||11||4||0||7||17||16||+1||36.36|
- Segunda Divisão: 1999–00
- AF Madeira Cup: 2001–02
- Taça de Portugal runner-up: 2015–16
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- José Peseiro at ForaDeJogo (archived)
- José Peseiro manager stats at ForaDeJogo (archived)
- Portuguese League profile at archive.today (archived 16 April 2013) (in Portuguese)
- José Peseiro at FootballDatabase.eu