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John Mousinho – Manager Portsmouth
John Mousinho is a former professional footballer from England. He leads the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) and currently serves as Portsmouth's head coach. He played 550 games during the course of an 18-year career that started at Brentford and included stops at six other English Football League teams before finishing with a five-and-a-half-year stint at Oxford.
Following his return from the United States, where he was enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and playing football, Mousinho was signed by Brentford for the 2005–06 campaign. Midway through the 2005–06 campaign, Mousinho was loaned out to several non–League teams, including Woking, Slough Town, and Yeading. After going back to his original club, Mousinho played more often in the 2006–07 campaign. Initially serving as Kevin O'Connor's backup right back, he later played in central midfield. Andy Scott, the manager, placed Mousinho on the transfer list after the conclusion of the 2007–08 campaign because he was not included in the team's long-term plans.
In June 2008, he signed with Wycombe Wanderers. During his debut season with the team, he featured in 38 games across all competitions and scored twice as Wycombe achieved promotion to League One by finishing in the third and final automatic promotion spot. He played 79 times across all leagues and competitions for Wycombe during his two years there, scoring three goals.
Mousinho turned down a contract extension at Wycombe at the conclusion of the campaign. Stevenage, a newly promoted League Two team, signed Mousinho to a two-year contract. With eight goals in 44 games in his first season, Mousinho tied for the team's most goal scorers. During a season marred by injuries, he made 23 appearances and scored three goals. In May 2012, three days after they lost in the play-off semifinal, Mousinho declined a better offer and decided to leave the team after two years.
On May, 2012, Mousinho signed a two-year contract with Preston North End of League One. He did so on a free transfer. Mousinho made 29 appearances in his first season and scored one goal. On January, 2014, Mousinho returned to Stevenage on loan for the rest of the campaign. During the course of the four-month contract, Mousinho made 16 appearances as Stevenage was relegated to League Two.
On June, 2014, Mousinho signed a two-year contract with League Two team Burton Albion after being released from Preston. During his debut campaign at Burton, he was named the team's captain, and he made 45 appearances as the team won promotion to League One. Mousinho made 127 appearances for the team during the course of his three years there, leading them to two consecutive promotions from League Two to the Championship.
He left Burton Albion and joined Oxford United on a two-year contract. He left Burton Albion to join Oxford United on a two-year contract. The 2018–19 season saw Mousinho make 43 appearances for Oxford, who finished in 12th position. During that time, he scored twice. His playing time was limited by a couple injury-prone seasons. After returning to Oxford for preseason training, Mousinho signed a new two-year contract on July, 2021, becoming a player-coach.
Mousinho was named the head coach of League One team Portsmouth on January 2023. This was his first full-time position as a manager. "John possesses real leadership and motivational skills - evidenced by his position as captain at a number of clubs and election as PFA chairman," said Andrew Cullen, Chief executive of Portsmouth. "A Uefa Pro Licence holder, he has a clear vision and an identity he wants to bring to Pompey and is comfortable working with Rich Hughes within the new football structure that has been put in place to deliver our short, medium and long-term goals.”
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