The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has picked Jose Peseiro to replace Gernot Rohr as the substantive head coach of the Super Eagles ahead of three other candidates, Frenchman, Laurent Blanc, former Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde and erstwhile Netherlands defender Philip for the post.
According to report, the sports ministry has now approved Peseiro’s appointment after talks with the NFF.
Jose Peseiro was first announced by the NFF to take over the Super Eagles after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Peseiro eventually did not take up the job after Augustine Eguavoen’s temporary appointment was extended to cover the ill-fated 2022 World Cup playoffs against the Black Stars of Ghana
The Portuguese last managed the Venezuelan national team. He has previously handled Egyptian club Al Ahly, his only managerial experience in Africa.
Details of Peseiro’s contract including paperwork are almost done and an announcement is expected be made soon.
The 62-year-old first assignment begins from the Qualifiers, as Super Eagles take on Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe next month.
Meanwhile, It remain to be seen if Peseiro will take charge of the Super Eagles for their friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador on May 28th and June 2nd