Nigeria’s head coach, Jose Peseiro, has submitted his application for the vacant coaching position at Egyptian club Zamalek SC. The move comes as Zamalek seeks a new leader following the recent dismissal of Colombian coach Juan Carlos Osorio due to disappointing team performance.
Sources from the Egyptian football scene, notably Kooora, reveal that Peseiro is one of several coaches who have presented their CVs for consideration. Despite his application, a reliable insider at Zamalek emphasized that Peseiro holds no special preference and is merely one contender among many on the board of directors’ table.
However, this bold career move by Peseiro might strain relations with his current employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The 63-year-old Portuguese coach recently renewed his contract with the NFF on a short-term basis during the summer. This unexpected job application raises questions about Peseiro’s commitment to the Super Eagles, particularly as the team faces criticism for a lackluster start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Super Eagles find themselves without a victory after two matches, the latest being a 1-1 draw against the Warriors of Zimbabwe this past Sunday. Peseiro’s dual involvement with both Nigeria and the pursuit of the Zamalek coaching role adds an intriguing subplot to his coaching journey, leaving fans and football enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the outcome of this unexpected development.