Doubts Surround Head Coach Peseiro’s Future as Nigeria Considers Contract Renewal

Doubts Surround Head Coach Peseiro’s Future as Nigeria Considers Contract Renewal

…By Larry John for TDPel Media.

Ike Shorunmu, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, has raised speculation that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may not renew the contract of current head coach Jose Peseiro.

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Despite the team’s qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Peseiro has faced significant criticism for the team’s performance.

Appointment and Performance of Peseiro:

Peseiro was appointed as the new coach of the Super Eagles on May 15, 2022, succeeding Austin Eguavoen, who returned to his role as Technical Director at the federation.

However, Peseiro’s tenure has been marked by more losses than wins, with a record of 5 losses and 4 wins.

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The team has also failed to play the attractive style of football that Nigerian fans desire, which was one of the reasons for the departure of his predecessor, Rohr.

Doubts About Peseiro’s Future:

Ike Shorunmu expressed his belief that Peseiro’s qualification of the team for the upcoming AFCON might not be sufficient to secure his position as head coach.

Despite the achievement, the team’s lackluster performances and Peseiro’s apparent struggles in reading the game and making effective substitutions were exposed during a match against Sierra Leone.

Shorunmu shared his intuition that the NFF may have witnessed enough of Peseiro’s coaching abilities and could potentially decide against extending his contract.

Conclusion:

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has hinted that the Nigeria Football Federation may not renew the contract of current head coach Jose Peseiro.

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While Peseiro successfully guided the team to qualify for the 2023 AFCON, criticism of the team’s playing style and concerns about his tactical decisions have emerged.

Shorunmu’s remarks suggest that the NFF might be considering a change in leadership despite the team’s qualification, raising questions about Peseiro’s future with the Super Eagles.

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