Algeria has expressed interest in appointing Jose Peseiro, the current coach of the Super Eagles, as their next manager.


The Algeria Football Federation is eyeing Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro as a potential candidate to lead their national team, following the dismissal of Djamel Belmadi due to disappointing results at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Belmadi’s departure came after Algeria failed to progress past the group stages in the tournament.

Peseiro, who guided Nigeria to the final of the 34th edition of AFCON, where they narrowly lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast, is currently nearing the end of his contract with Nigeria, pending a decision from the Federal Government.

According to reports from Algerian publication DZ Foot, the president of the Algerian football federation, Walid Sadi, is impressed by Peseiro’s track record and is keen to discuss the possibility of him taking over the national team.

“The shortlist established by the ad-hoc commission includes José Peseiro, Vladimir Petkovic, and Carlos Queiroz,” the website stated. While Queiroz’s name has been circulating recently, it seems Peseiro is emerging as the preferred choice for Sadi.

“Indeed, the coach who steered Nigeria to the final of AFCON 2023 would be in direct communication with the president of the Algerian football federation, who is reportedly attracted by his experience and vision, not to mention the financial aspect.”

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