Former Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro eyes return to Saudi Arabia

Former coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro is set to continue his coaching career in Saudi Arabia after declining to renew his contract with Nigeria.

Peseiro had a remarkable stint with the Super Eagles, leading them to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire. Under his leadership, Nigeria went undefeated in six matches before losing to the hosts in the final, marking the country’s first AFCON final appearance in over a decade.

Despite efforts by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to extend his contract, Peseiro opted to explore other opportunities. This led to the appointment of former international Finidi George as the new Super Eagles coach.

Following his departure, Peseiro was linked with several coaching positions in South Africa and Egypt, but none materialized. Now, reports suggest that he is close to securing a new role in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Pro League club Al Riyadh has reportedly entered negotiations with Peseiro to replace their current coach, Odair Hellmann. Spanish coach Javier Pereira is also being considered for the role. Al Riyadh, who finished 14th last season, are eager to find a new leader, and Peseiro’s previous experience in Saudi Arabia makes him a strong candidate.

Peseiro previously managed Al Hilal in 2006 and later coached the Saudi national team during their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, achieving a record of 12 wins, 12 draws, and 7 losses.

As Al Riyadh looks to strengthen their squad and improve their standing, Peseiro’s return could bring valuable experience and leadership to the team.

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