- Qualify Eagles For 2022 World Cup Or Get Sacked, Peseiro Warned*
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said they decided to appoint Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles head coach due to his wealth of experience.
The NFF Vice President, Shehu Dikko made this known in an interview with ESPN after the football house appointed the Portuguese tactician as Gernot Rohr’s replacement following his sack last month.
The Portuguese coach has signed an initial two-year contract and will be at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations as an observer.
“He has worked with big coaches like (Jose) Mourinho and (Carlos) Queiroz, coached at a big club like Real Madrid, coached big players and small players, coached in the World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Cup, UEFA Champions League and so on.
“He is also well educated, with a master’s degree in Sports Science. He might not have won anything. But we believe he’ll bring value to our team,” Dikko told ESPN.
Meanwhile, the NFF has mandated the newly appointed Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar or face the exit door.
The Portuguese tactician was appointed following the sacking of Gernot Rohr earlier this month.
The 61-year-old was in charge of the Venezuela national team until August and has also coached Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, and Al Ahly of Egypt.
NFF vice-president, Shehu Dikko, speaking with ESPN, said that if he fails to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup, the situation will be reviewed and a decision taken.
“If he does not qualify us for this World Cup, we will review the situation objectively and make a decision based on that,” Dikko said.
Nigeria will discover their World Cup play-off opponents on January 26, as the West Africans could face any of Congo DR, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, or Cameroon for a place at Qatar 2022.