February 20, 2024

Why I want Mourinho to coach Barcelona — Peseiro reveals

Why I want Mourinho to coach Barcelona — Peseiro reveals

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has backed his ‘friend’ Jose Mourinho to take over at Barcelona at the end of the season.

In January, Xavi announced that he would leave the Spanish club. “I want to announce that on June 30, I will not continue as coach of Barcelona. I decided a few days ago, but I think it’s time,” he said in a statement.

Mourinho is currently without a club following his sack by Italian side AS Roma a few weeks ago.

Speaking with Spanish outlet Sport, Peseiro believes that Mourinho’s winning mentality matches that of Barcelona.

He said, “They are different in their way of winning, but they win. I would like Mourinho to go to coach Barça, he has to be in a team to win everything, because he is a winner.

“What is the problem? In the end, it is training. I’m sure he would do well because of the demands he places on everything and everyone around him day after day, every minute, to build a team to win.”

Peseiro also revealed he shared a close relationship with the former Chelsea manager.

He said, “I’m Portuguese, a good friend of Mourinho… I like Mou. We were together at university, we met many times to talk about football. He gave me tickets when I was at Barcelona. When Queiroz called me to go to Madrid, the first one I called was Mourinho, not my wife.”

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