Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro expresses desire to coach Benfica

Jose Peseiro

Jose Peseiro has revealed his desire to become the coach of the renowned Portuguese club, Benfica.

The 63-year-old has an extensive coaching history in Portugal, having managed several prominent teams such as FC Porto, Braga, Vitoria Guimaraes, and Sporting Lisbon.

Currently, Peseiro holds the position of head coach for the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles.

He is set to guide the team in the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire next month.

Peseiro has been given the task of winning the competition, or else he will face dismissal.

Although he understands the difficulty of the challenge, he expressed his interest in the Benfica coaching role.

“Coach Benfica? There is ambition, but I don’t see it as an easy thing to achieve at the moment,” Peseiro said to the podcast Ontem já era tarde.

“I wouldn’t feel right saying something like that… I’ve already coached four of the five best Portuguese clubs, Benfica is missing. But I don’t see it as very clear, but anything can happen in football.

“It’s an ambition, a dream that I have, but I don’t position myself for it. There are people who take a stand and this doesn’t look good when there is a coach at Benfica and at a time of upheaval – thankfully the president of Benfica came to clarify this very well, I congratulate Rui Costa. That’s what you expect from a president of a big club”.

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