Vitor Pereira on his Way to Crystal Palace?


Photo: Paulo Santos/ASF

Photo: Paulo Santos/ASF

Vitor Pereira, the former manager of FC Porto and, more recently Saudi club Al-Ahli, is the latest name to be added to the short-list of the vacant Crystal Palace job. At 46, the two-time Portuguese Champion is not unfamiliar to the English media rumour mill, having been considered a strong contender to succeed David Moyes at Everton before the appointment of current manager Roberto Martinez.

Now, nearly two years on from that aforementioned speculation, Pereira is a free agent set for discussions with Glaziers boss Steve Parish after the sacking of Neil Warnock following a 3-1 defeat to Southampton as Selhurst Park. Continue reading

Portugal Approach Mourinho About Vacant Hot Seat


Portuguese Football Federation president Gilberto Madail has flown to Spain in order to negotiate the hiring of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for the Seleccao’s two upcoming games. Portugal are currently without a coach after the firing of Carlos Queiroz and Madail is trying to take the matter into his own hands. After these upcoming two games, the Seleccao doesn’t have another Euro 2012 qualification match until June 2011. That is plenty of time for the Federation to made a decision as to who will coach the National Team. Paulo Bento is currently in pole-position to land the job, but there are others in the mix too. News leaked out of Portugal last night that Paulo Bento had indeed been offered and accepted the job of Portugal manager. Bento denyed that rumor, saying: “I want to make it clear that I have not signed anything, nor have I been contacted by anyone from the FPF.”

Maradona Interested in Portugal Post


Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona is now apparently interested in coaching the Portuguese National Team. Maradona is excited at the prospect of coaching Ronaldo and company. Alejandro Mancuso, one of Maradona’s former assistants, says “It’s true. Diego and I already talked about it, is a project that would please us greatly. He has the will and the total availability, but so far he has not been contacted.” Hmmmm….. I wonder why. Probably because he is a horrible coach. I doubt this move will amount to anything.