Pedro Guerreiro Departs Pacific FC Coaching Staff
Pacific FC goalkeeper coach Pedro Guerreiro has left the Van Isle side following the conclusion of the 2023 CPL season.
The former CD Mafra goalkeeper coach had arrived as a midseason replacement for Daniel Ortiz, who was scooped up by Premier League side Brentford.
Guerreiro was is described as having provided a huge spark to the team during his time serving alongside James Merriman, with the coach stating that he has a huge gratitude for being given the priviledge of represent The Tridents – a group he says he will always be one of.
“It’s not goodbye, but see you soon,” added the goalkeeper coach, suggesting that he would be open to a return someday.
Players like Josh Heard, Kekuta Manneh, Sean Young (among others) commented on his post wishing the goalkeeper coach well, suggesting he was well-liked among the setup at Starlight Stadium.
“Vegetables,” added Amer Didic, probably alluding to an inside joke similar to this one from Greg Davies…especially given the reply he got was Massachusetts.
The goalkeeper coach had also previously worked with the likes of the aforementioned CD Mafra along with UD Vilafranquense, FC Barreirense, and the Viseu FC Academy, having also coached in the likes of China, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
It’s fair to say that the performances of young goalkeeper Emil Gazdov grew throughout the season, for which Guerreiro can take a chunk of credit for.
Pacific has gone through more goalkeeper coaches than any other CPL side: Marius Rovde held the post 2019, with Mark Village assuming head goalkeeper coach duties following his retirement that season. He held that firm till leaving for rival side Vancouver FC at the end of 2022, after which the club has now gone through Daniel Ortiz and Pedro Guerreiro.
The club has not confirmed who will step in to replace the Portuguese coach.