More facts have emerged on why Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro is highly favoured to land the Super Eagles coaching job, reports Completesports.
Peseiro is expected to take charge of the three-time African champions after the sports ministry gave their approval for his appointment.
The sports ministry had earlier questioned the procedures used by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in selecting the former FC Porto gaffer.
The Sunday Dare led ministry wanted a levelling playing field for all the shortlisted coaches.
Frenchman Laurent Blanc, former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and erstwhile Netherlands defender Philip Cocu were the three other contenders for the post.
Completesports.com scooped from sources close to the NFF reasons why Peseiro is favoured to land the job.
Peseiro has an edge over others because of immediacy and availability, plus willingness to live in Nigeria.
His contract is also drafted in such a way that mutual disengagement is possible without Nigeria getting the shorter end of the stick.
Peseiro’s contract will now be for a year with a six- month review period.
The Key Performance Indices(KPIs) in place will ensure Nigeria is able to tap and get the best out of the new coach.
The 62-year-old was first announced by the NFF to take over the Super Eagles after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Peseiro eventually did not take up the job after Augustine Eguavoen’s temporary appointment was extended to cover the ill-fated 2022 World Cup playoffs against the Black Stars of Ghana.