The Nigeria Football Federation has handed Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro a three-day ultimatum to accept a pay cut and renew his contract.
The NFF, through its technical committee, stated that the Portuguese will bid farewell to his job if he fails to make a decision within the three days.
Chairman of the technical committee, Sheriff Rabiu Inuwa hinted that the NFF will appoint a caretaker coach to take charge of Super Eagles’ 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe next month and then start the search for a substantive head coach afterwards if Peseiro refused to respond to their request.
The 63-year-old’s previous contract expired at the end of last month and he has expressed his desire to lead the Super Eagles to the 2023 AFCON finals in Cote d’Ivoire.
The former Venezuela and Saudi Arabia coach is however not willing to accept a reduction on his $70,000 salary.
Peseiro took charge of the Super Eagles in May 2022.