The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have appointed 61-year-old Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro as the new coach for the Super Eagles.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the NFF executive meeting held earlier today via zoom conference.
“After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Mr Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Mr Gernot Rohr.
“However, the Committee resolved that Mr Augustine Eguavoen, named the interim Head Coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Mr Peseiro only playing the role of Observer.
“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Mr Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Mr Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director (hence Mr Peseiro’s immediate boss) after the AFCON,” the communique said.
Peseiro was once an assistant manager at Real Madrid, he has experience managing Portuguese club sides, Sporting Lisbon, Braga. he took Sporting CP to the 2005 UEFA Cup Final – and Porto. He also worked extensively in Arab nations, being in charge of the Saudi Arabian national team.
Peseiro most recent job was with South American country, Venezuela, where he was sacked for a dismal performance at the 2021 Copa América in Brazil after Venezuela was eliminated from the group stage with two draws and two defeats
In all his managing career, he’s never won a single trophy, the closest Peseiro came to winning a trophy was the UEFA Cup final he took Sporting CP against CSKA Moscow, which his side lost.
In the same vein, the executive committee has mandated the Technical and Development Committee as well as the NFF Secretariat to organize a friendly match for the Super Eagles when the team arrives in Garoua for the AFCON 2021, and also to arrange matches for the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons in upcoming FIFA windows for international friendlies.