The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is set to appoint a new manager that will lead the side to the World Cup in Qatar later next year.

Reports from undisclosed sources have it that NFF president Amaju Pinnick isn’t tilted towards the idea of naming a local coach for the eagles and has gone as as far as reaching out to Roma boss Jose Mourinho for recommendations regarding a new gaffer.

The name coming from the Portuguese is that of his assistant in Real Madrid Jose Peseiro.

The Eagles have been without a permanent gaffer since Gernot Rhor’s sacking although Austin Eguavoen and a technical staff have been appointed to lead Nigeria to Afcon’21 in Cameroon next month, the appointment is said to be a temporary one.

Jose Peseiro if announced will be apprised of the Eagles and their performance in Afcon and could possibly be there with the squad just to understudy before officially taking over after the tourney.

Nigerian newspaper referred to Mourinho’s alias when stating in it’s pages the role the Roma boss played

It quoted as having said: “The NFF boss went as far as meeting with many respected names including the former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho, to assist him in getting a good coach for Nigeria.

“The speed and precision with which the NFF applied in securing a new coach could not have been possible without the role played by the ‘Special One.'”.

Jose Peseiro is the current manager of the Venezuelan National team.

Nigeria is due to play its first match at Afcon against the Pharaohs of Egypt on January 11, 2022 in Group D.