Super Eagles Coach: Nigeria Reportedly Interested in Bringing Back Jose Peseiro, Details Emerge

Super Eagles Coach: Nigeria Reportedly Interested in Bringing Back Jose Peseiro, Details Emerge

  • The NFF is reportedly eager to bring back Jose Peseiro as the manager of the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • Peseiro who guided the Super Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2023 AFCON announced his resignation as the coach of the Super Eagles in March
  • Peseiro had said he received several offers after Nigeria were beaten in the AFCON 2023 final, but he is unattached at the moment journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football in Nigeria and worldwide.

FCT, Abuja - Portuguese football manager, Jose Peseiro, has been linked with a return as the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. recalls that the former Real Madrid assistant coach left the post in Nigeria in March following the expiration of his contract.

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Super Eagles Coach: Nigeria reportedly interested in re-hiring Jose Peseiro
Peseiro was the coach of Nigeria from 2022 to 2024. Photo credit: DeFodi Images
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The 64-year-old led the Super Eagles to second position at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

As reported by Afrik-Foot on Tuesday, July 9, Gerald Baloyi, who works with local agency Vodia Sports International Management, revealed that Peseiro is negotiating a return to the Super Eagles.

Soccernet also noted the development.

Baloyi reportedly told KickOff:

"Yes, Vodia Sports International Management offered Jose Peseiro to Sundowns (a South African club), though the Nigerian national teams are interested in bringing him to take over again." reports that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is looking to appoint a coach for the Super Eagles ahead of the AFCON qualifying games which kick off in September.

Finidi George who succeeded Peseiro resigned abruptly in June.

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The 68-year-old tactician, who has handled the likes of Qatar U21 and Scotland's Livingston FC in the past, is the latest to express his intent for the vacant Nigerian role.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at