Jose Peseiro and the Nigeria Football Federation story has taken another twist after the Portuguese manager gave two reasons he will not be named the Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach even after the games against Ghana.
Back in December shortly after former manager, Gernot Rohr was sacked, Amaju Pinnick and the Nigeria Football Federation announced that Jose Peseiro has taken over as the next manager after the 2021 AFCON.
The communique shared with media houses stated that Jose Peseiro will use the tournament to monitor the Super Eagles while Austin Eguavoen will lead the team as the interim coach.
After several rumours of contractual failure between the NFF and Jose Peseiro, yesterday, the federation announced that they were going to keep faith with interim coach Austin Egauvoen who will be assisted by Emmanuel Amunike.
Earlier in the day before the NFF communique confirming Emmanuel Amunuke as ‘Chief Coach’ assistant 1 to Austin Eguavoen, the former Tanzania manager denied reaching any agreement with the sports ministry or the federation.
Less than 24 hours after the news of where Austin Eguavoen was confirmed interim coach and Emmanuel Amuneke the assistant, Jose Peseiro has fired back.
In one of the interviews granted by Amaju Pinnick, he said the doors for further negotiation with Jose Peseiro will still be opened after Nigeria’s World Cup playoff games against Ghana.
But the Portuguese has shut doors to further negotiations and mentioned contractual issues and finances as his reasons for loss of interest.
Here is a translation from the statement released by Jose Peseiro across his socials
After several weeks of negotiations during which various news came out from the Nigerian Football Federation that I would be the coach of their national team from the end of CAN 2021, a fact that I never confirmed, these were not materialized by disagreement over contractual clauses and financial matters.