The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro as the new Super Eagles coach.

This was announced in a statement by the Communications Department of the NFF on Wednesday.

After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of the 61-year-old Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles.

Jose Peseiro was earlier in the news reported as wanting to seek conversation with former boss Gernot Rhor before he signs for the Eagles.

With this development, it means the former assistant to Jose Mourinho has been able to come to agreement with the NFF over his contract clauses.

A forward during his playing days, Peseiro has managed several sides in football reaching the finals of the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) in the 2004–05 season with Sporting CP, also he led Sporting Braga to the Taça da Liga in the 2012–13 season.

He is no minnow in African football as he guided Al Ahly to the Egyptian Premier League in the 2015–16 season before leading Porto to a Taça de Portugal second placed finish in the 2015–16 season.

Peseiro’s last managerial position was being the head coach of the Venezuela national team but recently parted ways with the South-American country.

Nigeria will be looking to win a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon next month and their first task will be against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Peseiro has coached in Saudi Arabia and was between 2003 and 2004 assistant coach of Real Madrid.