Portuguese coach Jose Vitor Peseiro has been welcomed as the new head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Peseiro’s appointment was confirmed on Sunday, after months of negotiations between his camp and the Nigeria Football Federation.
The Portuguese signed a twelve months performance deal and will pocket $20,000 monthly as a salary.
“We welcome the new head coach of the Super Eagles Mr. Jose Peseiro.”The NFF wrote on their official social media handle.
Reacting to the appointment, Super Eagles handles also welcome the Portuguese who last coached Venezuela’s national side.
José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Guimaraes, 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 tango 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.
The NFF also confirmed that former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will now be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with Salisu Yusuf now to be 2nd Assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams. Usman Abdallah is 3rd Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.