The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday has announced the appointment of Mr José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles.
The NFF and Peseiro agreed terms and the appointment takes place with immediate effect.
The announcement was contained in a statement obtained by DAILY GIST on Sunday evening.
The statement reads: “The Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday announced the appointment of Mr Jose Santos Peseiro as the new head coach of the senior men national team, Super Eagles,”
“The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro.
“Jose Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 last month, is a Portuguese who played as a striker in his days and has wide and varied experience coaching top clubs and national teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.”
Peseiro previously worked at Panathinaikos, Real Madrid, Sporting CP, Al Ahly, Braga and most recently as the Venezuela national team coach – a role he left in August 2021 over unpaid salary.
He will be assisted by Ajax great Finidi George (first assistant), Salisu Yusuf (second assistant), Usman Abdallah (third assistant), and Ike Shorunmu (goalkeeper trainer).
The 62-year-old will make his bow during the Super Eagles’ upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which they will take on Mexico and Ecuador in friendlies.
The 62-year-old was announced as Gernot Rohr’s permanent replacement in December 2021. However, the NFF rescinded that decision after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations