In a rather surprising turn of events, Nigeria’s Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has applied for the vacant coaching job of Egyptian club, Zamalek SC.
According to Egyptian website, Kooora, Peseiro is among the coaches who have submitted their CV’s for the top job.
Africa Today News, New York understands that Zamalek are in the market for a new coach after recently sacking Colombian, Juan Carlos Osorio for poor results.
‘Jose Peseiro is among the names already nominated to lead Zamalek,” a reliable club source told Kooora.
‘But he does not enjoy any preference. He is just one name among many CVs on the board of directors’ table.’
Peseiro’s decision to apply for the White Castle’s coaching job may not go down well with his current employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The 63-year-old penned a new short-term contract with the NFF in the summer.
The Portuguese is currently under-fire following the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s poor start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Eagles are without a win after two games following their 1-1 draw against the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Sunday.
Peseiro rang five changes into the starting line up with Bruno Onyemeachi, Ola Aina, Nathan Tella, Terrim Moffi and Moses Simon introduced.
The Eagles, however, went behind in the first half after a thunderbolt free-kick from Walter Musona in the 26th minutes beat Francis Uzoho in goal for Nigeria.
After an unimpressive first half, the Eagles upped the ante pushing Zimbabwe on the back foot.
Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho found the back of the net in the 67th minute with a curler after being teed up by Moses Simon.
The Eagles made several attempts to get a winner but the Zimbabweans held still at the neutral ground to deny the Peseiro-led side a victory in their 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Super Eagles currently sit 2nd on the group with their chances of topping the group and booking an automatic ticket to the 2026 World Cup further exacerbated with their second consecutive draw in just about their second match in the group.