Jose Peseiro, a Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Teacher has been hired as Nigeria’s Men National Team Head Coach.
Peseiro, 62, was last employed by the Venezuela FA for the Senior Men’s team before his dismissal in 2021.
While the Portuguese has a stacked portfolio with National teams and Club sides across Europe and Asia, the new Super Eagles Coach has is new on the scene of African national teams.
With an active career – as a player and coach – spanning more than four decades, Jose Peseiro has work with traditional teams including and most notably, Sporting CP, Porto and was assistant at Real Madrid.
In an NFF statement issued, Sunday, the official papers have not been signed, but, the “appointment is with immediate effect”.
Jose Peseiro was initially presented as replacement for the sacked former German handler of the team, Gernot Rohr in January, however, interference from the Ministry of Sports truncated the process.
The latest news comes after several weeks of dialogue between the Ministry and NFF, despite reports that bigger names would be interviewed for the job.
The likes of Ernesto Valverde, Laurent Blanc and Philip Cocu were mentioned among candidates who showed serious interests in the Super Eagles before the NFF leadership settled for the former Saudi Arabia Coach.