The Super Eagles’ head coach, Jose Peseiro, is in negotiations for a new contract, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Augustine Eguavoen, Technical Director of the NFF, made the announcement in Abuja at the conclusion of the inaugural FIFA Instructor’s Course held in Nigeria.
The NFF president, Ibrahim Musa Gusau, announced that a public social media poll will be used to determine Peseiro’s future after his one-year contract with the organisation expired in June.
After a tight 3-2 victory over Sierra Leone last month, the former head coach of Porto and Sporting Lisbon completed the challenge of qualifying Nigeria for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with one game remaining.
The Nigerian Federation’s Technical Director has now confirmed that the NFF is seeking to re-contract Peseiro, but will also make adjustments to the previous agreement while urging him to be flexible if he hopes to continue as the Super Eagles coach.
“At the moment he is in charge, we are discussing in-house and we are giving him conditions as well,” Eguavoen told reporters.
“We are flexible, so it could be suitable for both sides and once we reach common ground, why not?
“We would invite him and once we agree and we arrive at a common ground, we would be flexible and we also want him to be flexible with us.”
The former Super Eagles captain continued: “Contract or no contract, he is a human being and he is still the coach of the national team as it is.
“Contract attached to whatever is not the issue for now, we will invite him as our present coach. We want to reach a common ground but if we can’t, we would also like to shake hands.