Peseiro Dumps Super Eagles, Rejects New Offer

Jose Peseiro has rejected an offer to continue in his role as the Super Eagles coach, New Telegraph reports.

The Portuguese who guided the Eagles to the semifinal of the 2023 African Cup of Nations, (AFCON formally informed his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, on Friday that he would no longer manage the Eagles following the expiration of his contract on Thursday.

The NFF, under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports, had expressed a desire to keep the coach on board and had initiated talks with his representatives. However, negotiations have come to a halt after the coach announced on Friday that he is no longer interested in leading the team, having served as coach for 22 months.

“Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honour to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfilment,” the coach wrote on his verified X (formerly known as Twitter) account on Friday.

“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.

“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.”

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