Nigeria has settled for the Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro as their next substantive head coach following the sucking of Gernot Rohr and Augustine Eguavoen’s departure.
According to Daily Post, Nigeria, the Sports Ministry has approved the appointment of Peseiro after initially questioning the move by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The Sports Ministry had questioned the NFF’s decision to pick the Portuguese from the list containing names such as Frenchman Laurent Blanc, former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and erstwhile Netherlands defender, Philip Cocu.
The Ministry has now bowed to the NFF decision and has approved Peseiro’s appointment after talks with the Football body.
Details of Peseiro’s contract, including paperwork, are almost done and an announcement is expected to be made in the coming days.
The 62-year-old 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 Eguavoen’s temporary appointment was extended to cover the ill-fated 2022 World Cup playoffs against Ghana.
His last managerial job was with the Venezuelan national team. He also managed the Egyptian club Al Ahly, being his only managerial experience in Africa.