ABUJA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian football authorities on Sunday said an agreement has been reached to hire former Portuguese striker Jose Peseiro as head coach of the national team.
Peseiro has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC, and Real Madrid as an assistant, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) noted.
"He has wide and varied experience coaching clubs and national teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America," the NFF said.
The 62-year-old Portuguese also served as the head coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan national teams.
The NFF said Peseiro is expected to lead the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the U.S. ahead of the World Cup.
Nigeria was edged out by Ghana during the World Cup qualifiers in March but the three-time African champions will slug it out with the Mexico and Ecuador "A" Teams in prestige friendlies in late May and early June.