As he begins his reign as the head coach of Nigeria’s Senior Men’s National team, the newly-appointed coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro has been given a one-year short-term contract.
Contrary to popular belief, the Portuguese coach was only given a 12-month contract that can be extended based on performance-related terms.
With the NFF embroiled in a legal dispute over payments to former coach Gernot Rohr, all pointers in the Federation are wary of allowing thunder to strike twice.
José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, who turned 62 this month, is a Portuguese striker who has extensive coaching experience with major clubs and national teams throughout four continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.
He has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC, and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.
He is slated to head the Super Eagles for the first time during their upcoming tour to the United States of America, where they will compete in prestige friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador’s ‘A’ Teams.
The Eagles will face the El Tri at AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, May 28th, before heading to Harrison, New Jersey on Thursday, June 2nd to face Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena.
Finidi George, a former Nigeria international forward, will now serve as Peseiro’s first assistant, while Salisu Yusuf will serve as Peseiro’s second assistant and head coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.
Usman Abdallah is 3rd Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.