The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is making hay to hire a replacement for Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles Head Coach in April following the departure of the Portuguese at the expiration of his contract, can exclusively report.

Over 20 coaches within and outside Nigeria have indicated their interest in the job since the NFF declared the post vacant and called for applications from interested football coaches.

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Feelers from the secretariat of the NFF in Abuja revealed that applications for the Head Coach of the Super Eagles have been pouring in torrents from a good number of Nigerian coaches and their foreign counterparts.

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“NFF wants the best for Nigerian football and will go all out to ensure that they get it by hiring only the person who will take the Super Eagles to the highest level. The World Cup qualifiers will be coming in another three months and we cannot afford to make a mistake in our choice of a coach at this point,” an impeccable source source told on condition of anonymity.

“We want to improve on the recent good run of form by the Super Eagles and whoever gets the job must be ready to hit the ground running. So whoever gets the job must be someone who knows the enormity of the job and must have the managerial expertise and experience to handle our star-studded team.”

Our source declined disclosure of the actual number of coaches that have applied for the job but revealed that top indigenous and foreign coaches have been applying for the plum job daily, adding that the NFF will hasten the selection process and ensure that the coach is unveiled in April to enable him to settle in before the World Cup qualifiers resume.

Our source also disclosed that the coach who gets the job is expected to pick his two assistants and possibly the goalkeepers trainer. According to the source, this is to ensure that there are no rancour or philosophical differences between the Head Coach and his assistants.



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