Jose Peseiro, a Portuguese manager, announced his resignation as the Super Eagles’ coach after his contract officially ended on Thursday.Peseiro, who led the Eagles to a runner-up position in the 2023 African Cup of Nations, declared on Friday that he was satisfied with his role as coach of the West African country.

We finished our contract with the NFF yesterday.

To coach the Super Eagles was an honor and a source of pride. It has taken 22 months of unwavering commitment, hardship, passion, and zeal. We experience a sense of completion.”

We would like to thank President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the NFF, all of the staff, and especially all of the PLAYERS, with whom leading has been a great pleasure. Sir Amaju Pinnick signed us.”Guys, we are grateful; being a part of this family has been an honor.

No matter where you are, you can always count on our support, even though we will miss you. Hugs to each and every one of you, the former Porto manager wrote on XWith Peseiro’s departure, a turbulent relationship with the three-time African champions comes to an end.

The Portuguese faced uncertainty ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers after drawing their opening matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, even though they qualified the team for the Ivory Coast.

However, the 63-year-old signed a six-month contract that would expire at the end of the AFCON, with the important condition of making it to the championship semifinals.

In the end, he fell short of the goal, losing 2-1 to the Ivory Coast hosts.Although Peseiro acknowledged he had interest from seven national teams, the Nigeria Football Federation was reportedly in the process of negotiating a new contract.

Algeria, one of the teams rumored to be interested in the Portuguese, named Bosnian Vladimir Petkovic as head coach on Thursday.

Peseiro has overseen 22 games since his appointment; he has won 11, lost 7, and recorded four draws.It is now necessary for the NFF to designate a substitute prior to the upcoming international free window on March 18.

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