NFF Launches Quest for New Super Eagles Head Coach After Peseiro’s Departure


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced the hunt for a new head coach for the Super Eagles approximately two weeks after Jose Peseiro departed from the position.

Peseiro, who guided Nigeria to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in February, stepped down after serving as the Super Eagles’ coach for 22 months.

Since Jose Peseiro’s departure due to the expiration of his contract, there have been speculations about appointing an interim coach for the team.

However, the football body announced on Friday that it has commenced the search for Peseiro’s successor, inviting applications to fill the role.

“Attention passionate and proven football coaches! The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is looking for a visionary leader to take the helm of our Senior Men’s National Team, the mighty Super Eagles!” the NFF wrote on its website.

“This is your chance to lead a team steeped in history and guide them towards even greater glory on the international stage. Are you ready to answer the call?”

The criteria outlined to coach the three-time African champions include possessing the appropriate qualifications, a winning mindset, elite-level experience, and a focus on African football.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make history with Nigerian football. If you’re a coach who thrives on pressure and dreams of etching your name in footballing lore, we want to hear from you!” the post read.

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According to the football body, interested and qualified applicants are instructed to submit their resumes to before March 12.

Apart from the Super Eagles, the NFF is also looking for a head coach for the U-17 male team better known as the Golden Eaglets.

“Being the Head Coach of the Golden Eaglets is more than just a job; it’s a chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of young footballers and contribute to the legacy of Nigerian football,” the NFF said. “Ready to take the next step?”

In addition to the search for a head coach for the Super Eagles, the NFF is also seeking a coach for the U-17 male team, commonly known as the Golden Eaglets.

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