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Jose Peseiro quits Super Eagles coaching job

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Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro has resigned from his position as the head coach of Super Eagles after guiding the three-time African champions to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 63-year-old contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ended on Thursday, February 28, 2024, and there have been reports that NFF was negotiating a new contract with the former Venezuela manager, but he opted to quit.

The Portuguese coach confirmed his exit in a post on his X( formerly Twitter) account @JosePeseiro on Friday, March 1, 2024, said it was an honour to coach the Super Eagles and thanked the former NFF president for hiring him.

“Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honour to coach the Super Eagles,” Peseiro said .

“It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfilment.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Sir Amaju Pinnick (the president who signed us), President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the NFF, all the Staff, and especially all the PLAYERS, with whom leading has been a great pleasure.

“Guys, we are thankful; it has been a privilege to be part of this family. We will miss you, but we will always be there for you, no matter where you are. A big hug to all of you,” the former Porto manager wrote on X