Jose Peseiro has been appointed the new Super Eagles coach by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Infoexpert24 reports that Peseiro’s appointment was confirmed in a communique on Wednesday after a virtual NFF executive committee meeting.
Part of the Communique 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 NFF however made it clear that interim coach Augustine Eguavoen will lead the three-time champions to the Africa Cup of Nations next month.
The federation noted that “the AFCON is a good avenue for Mr. Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Mr. Eguavoen”.
Eguavoen will return to his role as NFF Technical Director after the AFCON.
It is believed the NFF has hired Peseiro, based on a recommendation from fellow Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, already admitted they consulted Mourinho while scouting for Rohr’s replacement.