Mourinho paved way for Portuguese coaches – Peseiro

The new coach of the Venezuelan national football team, Portuguese Jose Peseiro, speaks at a press conference in Caracas on February 5, 2020. - Peseiro will have the goal of qualifying the squad for its first World Cup, which is scheduled for 2022 in Qatar. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo by FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has lavished praises on his former boss, Jose Mourinho.

Peseiro once worked as an assistant to Mourinho, who has coached a number of Europe’s top clubs including Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick confirmed that Peseiro was recommended to the soccer body by Mourinho.

Peseiro praised his compatriot for his enthusiasm and motivation over the years.

The former Saudi Arabia and Venezuela tactician also eulogized Mourinho for paving way for other Portuguese coaches.

“I’ve worked with him and we are good friends. He has proven to have enthusiasm and motivation over the years,” Peseiro told Tuttomercatoweb.

“He opened the door for many Portuguese coaches, proving that we have a strong school. We all have to thank him.

“At first, he won without money at Porto, then he became a fighter. He has created something everywhere he’s gone, bringing enthusiasm, attention, and results,” he concluded.

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