From Nigeria to Algeria: Peseiro emerges leading contender for Desert Foxes hotseat

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro. (Photo Credit: Pooja Media/X)

From Nigeria to Algeria: Peseiro emerges leading contender for Desert Foxes hotseat

Izuchukwu Akawor 09:39 - 15.02.2024

Nigeria's Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro is the favourite to take over the vacant position in Algeria.

Nigerian coach Jose Peseiro has emerged as a front-runner to take over the reins of the Desert Foxes, with Algeria looking to put behind them the disappointment of the AFCON 2023. 

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that Algeria suffered heartbreak in the competition in Cote d’Ivoire and are now looking at Nigeria’s Peseiro as a candidate to revive their fortunes.

Peseiro and Algeria

According to a report by dzfoot, the Algerian Football Federation has been impressed with Peseiro’s rising profile following a brilliant outing in the 34th AFCON.

The 63-year-old proved his critics wrong after taking Nigeria’s Super Eagles to the brink of a fourth AFCON glory. 

Jose Peseiro (Photo Credit: Pooja Media/X)

However, he eventually came short after a Sebastien Haller stunning effort inspired the host nation to a 2-1 win in the final for their third AFCOn title. 

Despite the heartbreak in the final, Peseiro has impressed the Algerian Federation with how well Nigeria performed in the tournament.

Algeria national team suffered a shock exit at the AFCON 2023 | Imago

Per the report, the Super Eagles boss has now leapfrogged compatriot, Carlos Queiroz, has the man for the vacant managerial position in the Desert Foxes. 

Peseiro is said to be the favoured man for the job after he caught the eye of the Algerian chiefs with his shrewd tactics and motivational skill during the impressive campaign.

Super Eagles boss, Jose Peseiro could dump Nigeria for Algeria. (Photo Credit: Modo Victor/X)

His track record of nurturing youth talent also appeals to officials looking to blood the next generation, with new FAF president Walid Sadi believed to be driving the push for Peseiro, having been hugely impressed by his recent success and potential. 

Direct talks are underway as Sadi aims to appoint a coach who can elevate Algeria to the next level., with Algerian fans craving a fresh start after AFCON heartbreak.

Champions Ivory Coast|CAF IMAGE

Peseiro's candidacy has been met with excitement and anticipation of a brighter future. His appointment could spark a revival to see the Desert Foxes scale new heights on the big stage.

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