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Jose Peserio Named Nigeria Manager

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment Jose Victor Dos Santos Peserio as the newest Super Eagles  manager.

The 62-year-old replaces Augustine Eguavoen who resigned in March after his failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Peserio, who has coach extensively across Europe, was not a surprise choice as he was the favorite for the job alongside Laurent Blanc, Anthony Conceicao and Ernesto Valverde.

The Portuguese national reached an agreement with the NFF for a two year contract in April and will earn a monthly salary of $50,000to coach the Super Eagles.

He will assisted by Salisu Yusuf, Finidi George, Usman Abdallah and Ike Shorounmu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).

Peserio has vast experience as a manager, having worked at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, 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.

His first competitive matches will be played in United States of America, during which the three –time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador in international friendlies.





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