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Factbox: Ahly coach Jose Peseiro

Cairo giants Ahly have appointed Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro for the season 2015/16

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Oct 2015
Ahly new coach Jose Paseiro
Ahly new coach Jose Paseiro (Reuters)
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Nationality: Portuguese

Date of birth: 4 April 1960

Managerial career

1992–1994 União de Santarém

1994–1996 União de Montemor

1996–1999 Oriental

1999–2003 Nacional Madeira

2003–2004 Real Madrid (assistant)

2004–2005 Sporting CP

2006–2007 Al-Hilal

2007–2008 Panathinaikos

2008 Rapid Bucureşti

2009–2011 Saudi Arabia

2012–2013 Braga

2013–2015 Al-Wahda

2015– Al-Ahly


Real Madrid

Peseiro appeared on the bench of a world-class side for the first time in the 2003-2004 season, when he was appointed assistant to compatriot manager Carlos Queiroz at Real Madrid.

But Quieroz's tenure at the helm of the Meringue did not last long after failing to claim any of the league, cup or Champions League titles.

As a result, Quieroz along with Peseiro had to leave, with the latter heading for Sporting as a head coach.


Saudi Arabia

After failing to win a single title in two unfruitful seasons with Sporting, it was time for Peseiro to embark on a managerial career on a different continent.

His destination was Saudi's Hilal, but his adventure ended prematurely after just eight months due to a peculiar board decision to axe him despite topping the league table.

Peseiro then returned to Saudi Arabia two years later, this time taking the helm of the national side, where he enjoyed a promising start after replacing Nasser Al-Johar in the hot seat.

This time saw him lead his side to a 2-1 away win over Iran for Saudi Arabia's first-ever victory against their rivals, who were also handed their first home defeat following a run of 40 wins.

Even so, his second return was not marked by major success, having failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa before being shown the door following an opening Asian Cup defeat by Syria in 2011.


Sporting Lisbon

Peseiro took charge of Sporting in 2006 with the mission to end the hegemony of rivals Porto following the departure of Jose Mourinho to Chelsea.

He did not really live up to expectations, however, failing to mount a serious league title challenge, with the best achievement being qualifying for the Europa League's final before losing to CSKA Moscow 3-1 at home.


Sporting Braga

Similar to previous tenures, an auspicious start at Sporting Braga's helm saw Peseiro help the club qualify for the Champions League for only the second time in their history after edging out Udinese on penalties.

Despite winning the League Cup title, Passeiro annulled his Braga deal by mutual consent with the board after failing to seal a top-three finish in the league.


Mourinho, Ferreira and attitude

Mourinho and Peseiro were colleagues during a managerial course before starting their respective careers, where ex-Zamalek boss Nelo Vingada was their lecturer.

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.

Peseiro was succeeded by current Zamalek manager Jesualdo Ferreira twice — after leaving Greece's Panathinaikos and Sporting Braga.

Peseiro is not believed to boast a strong personality. Midfielder Fábio Rochemback was once caught on camera insulting Peseiro after being substituted — an incident that occurred with another player in Liedson a few months before.

One of Ahly's main problems under former manager Fathi Mabrouk was what was said to be his weak personality. After being affronted by Hussein El-Sayed and Moemen Zakareya, no action was taken against the pair.

The need for a strong personality to control the star-studded Ahly squad and restore order to the team has been a matter of major debate on social media between fans.

Videos and footage have circulated since the announcement of his becoming Ahly coach showing him in less than favourable light.

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