Peseiro officially quits as Super Eagles coach

Jose Peseiro has confirmed his exit as the coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles following the expiration of his contract.

Peseiro led the national team to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria lost to Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the competition. His contract with the team expired in February.

There were rumours days ago that, he decided to leave, however, in a statement via Twitter on Friday, the Portuguese said he was fulfilled coaching the West African nation.

Although there were reports that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was negotiating with the former FC Porto manager to renew his contract, Peseiro refused to stay.

Peseiro said; “Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honor to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfillment.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Sir Amaju Pinnick (the president who signed us), President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the NFF, all the Staff, and especially all the PLAYERS, with whom leading has been a great pleasure.

“Guys, we are thankful; it has been a privilege to be part of this family. We will miss you, but we will always be there for you, no matter where you are. A big hug to all of you.”