Jose Peseiro, a Portuguese tactician, has been named Head Coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation. ayokinews.com reports
The NFF announced this in a communique issued after its National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
In a communiqué released by the NFF, it reads:
“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.”
The Portuguese appointment comes 17 days after Gernot Rohr, a Franco-German, was fired as coach of the Super Eagles.
Peseiro will take full control of the team after the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon next month.
“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 added.
61-year-old Peseiro spent his first eight years as a manager in Portuguese football’s third and fourth tiers, having started out as a player-coach at his last club. In the summer of 1999, he was named manager of C.D. Nacional, a club he helped to promotion to the Primeira Liga in only three seasons. He led the squad to a final ranking of 11th in 2002–03.
He was Venezuela’s coach until August 2021. In the middle of the South American country’s economic crisis, he reportedly resigned after not being paid for over a year.