Algeria Set to Make Move for Nigeria Coach Jose Peseiro After Carlos Queiroz's Withdrawal

Algeria Set to Make Move for Nigeria Coach Jose Peseiro After Carlos Queiroz's Withdrawal

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 20, 2024 at 3:59 PM
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  • Algeria are interested in Nigeria's Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro
  • The North Africans sacked Djamel Belmadi after their AFCON exit
  • Peseiro's contract with the Nigerian Federation ends in February

The Algerian Football Federation has switched its attention to Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro as a replacement for the sacked Djamel Belmadi.

The Desert Foxes have been in talks with former Egypt coach, Carlos Queiroz, but the Portuguese gaffer is reported to have declined the role.

The demands made by Queiroz were excessive, leading to the collapse of the deal.

Carlos Queiroz, Algeria, Jose Peseiro, Nigeria
Jose Peseiro coaching the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations. Credit: @CAF_Onlne
Source: Twitter
“He greatly appreciates Algeria's proposal, the passion of the supporters, the talent, but unfortunately it is the decision,” he said, as quoted by DZ Foot.

This has forced Algeria to make a move on Peseiro, whose contract with the Super Eagles is set to expire at the end of February.

Peseiro has come under intense criticism during his time in charge of the Super Eagles but led the three-time champions to the final of AFCON, only to lose to host nation Ivory Coast.

It is unclear if the Portuguese will extend his stay with Nigeria with the North Africans preparing a mouthwatering deal for Peseiro.

Algeria endured another disappointing Africa Cup of Nations after exiting the tournament at the group stage for the second successive time, as reported by the BBC.

Peseiro opens up on future with Nigeria

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jose Peseiro is considering his future with Nigeria following the end of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Portuguese trainer led the Super Eagles to second place at the just-ended tournament, losing 2-1 in the final to host nation Ivory Coast.

However, his contract with the three-time Africa champions ends at the end of February.

Haller scores winner against Nigeria

Sports Brief also reported that Sebastien Haller scored the winner as Ivory Coast came from a goal down to beat Nigeria in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles took the lead before half-time through William Troost-Ekong, but Franck Kessie levelled after the break before Haller finished off the game in style.

The host nation dominated the early exchanges with the Brighton forward coming close after meeting a cross from the left sent on by the lively Simon Adingra.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.