Nsien, Mourinho & foreign coaches who can succeed Peseiro as Nigeria coach

Nsien, Mourinho & foreign coaches who can succeed Peseiro as Nigeria coach

The Nigeria Football Federation are still in search of a new head coach for the Super Eagles following the departure of Jose Peseiro at the end of his contract in February.

Former Super Eagles players like Emmanuel Amunike, Samson Siasia and Finidi George have been linked with the vacant managerial role.

Nigeria won’t be playing any match in the forthcoming March international window but time is of the essence for a new coach to start work.

Afrosport previews foreign coaches the NFF might consider for the job.

Michael Nsien

The US-born coach is a former Nigeria youth player and he is currently coaching the United States of America U19 team.

The 43-year-old previously managed FC Tusla in the United States’ second division for four years before taking up roles in the U.S youth national teams from 2022.

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho is a household name in football and he boasts of the personality that commands respect which the Super Eagles might need to rule Africa once again.

The Portuguese coach, a friend of Jose Peseiro has been without a job since he was sacked as AS Roma coach in January.

The two-time UEFA Champions League winning coach could begin his spell in international with Nigeria after spending his coaching years in club football.

Phillip Cocu

The former Netherlands assistant coach might be considered to navigate Nigeria to the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2026 FIFA World Cup .

Cocu enjoyed his best managerial stint at PSV where he won the Dutch Eredivisie titles three times and he recently coaches Vitesse in the Dutch league.

The 53-year-old former midfielder featured for Barcelona, PSV during his playing days.

Carlos Queiroz

The former South Africa and Egypt head coach is vastly experienced in international football with honours to show for his success.

Queiroz managed Portugal on several occassions as well as Manchester United and Real Madrid in club football.

His most recent success on the African soil was guiding Egypt to second-place at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Patrick Vieira

Vieira is currently busy with Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 but could be lured by the NFF.

Vieira might be missing trophies as a manager but he has shown his capability to nurture young talents with reference to his dynamic teams at Crystal Palace and New York FC.



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