The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Jose Peseiro the new head coach of the Super Eagles.
The appointment of the Portuguese tactician was confirmed in a statement released by the federation on Sunday.
Peseiro is expected to take up his role in the team with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms.
Finidi George has been promoted to the role of first assistant coach, replacing Salisu Yusuf, who becomes the team’s second assistant coach.
José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 , 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. He is an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences.
Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training and has coached at 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), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.
Peseiro is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which the three-time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in prestige friendlies.
The Eagles will meet with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, the State of Texas on Saturday, 28th May before flying to New Jersey to confront Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June.