The Nigeria Football Federation may not extend the contract of Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro contract when it ends next month, an insider has disclosed to PUNCH.
Jose Peseiro was officially announced as Austin Eguaveon’s successor last year May when he signed a one-year contract under the administration of the former NFF Chairman Amaju Pinnick. His predecessor, Eguaveon, was appointed as interim Technical Director when the longest-serving Super Eagles manager, Genort Rohr was fired.
Eguaveon had a tremendous run during the group stage of the 2022-23 AFCON after going unbeaten in that stage. But fell to a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia in the knock round and the Eagle’s dream was truncated in the tournament they were tipped as favorite.
Nevertheless, a source in the NFF, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The PUNCH that the federation was not considering retaining the Portuguese following his enormous salary and unsatisfactory results.
“As I speak with you, there is no discussion between the NFF and Peseiro over his contract renewal, the board hasn’t discussed it yet,” our source said.
“The NFF board will decide on the coaches of the national teams when their contracts expire because most of them were inherited from the previous board and funding has been a problem for the present board. Some of Ibrahim Gusau-led board members are asking why Peseiro was hired for such a huge amount of money and yet he’s not getting the right results nor is he playing good football. I don’t think we will retain Peseiro.”
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