Jose Peseiro exits as Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro
Jose Peseiro

Portuguese Jose Peseiro has announced his exit as coach of the Super Eagles following the expiration of his contract on Thursday.

He wrote on X on Friday that it was a fulfilling experience coaching the team.

“Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honor to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfilment,” Peseiro began.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Sir Amaju Pinnick (the president who signed us), President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the NFF, all the Staff, and especially all the PLAYERS, with whom leading has been a great pleasure.

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“Guys, we are thankful; it has been a privilege to be part of this family. We will miss you, but we will always be there for you, no matter where you are. A big hug to all of you.”

Peseiro guided the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Peseiro’s appointment in May 2022.

The 63-year-old has coached Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era). He was also head coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan national teams.