Jose Peseiro dismisses connection with Egyptian giants Zamalek

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Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has denied reports linking him with Egyptian Premier League giants Zamalek concerning the vacant managerial role at the club.

Peseiro, who recently extended his contract as the head coach of the Super Eagles, was considered as a potential successor to Juan Carlos Osorio, dismissed a few days ago due to unsatisfactory results.

The Portuguese manager is currently facing criticism in his role as the coach of the Nigeria national team following point losses in back-to-back games during the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria secured a 1-1 draw against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in their initial two qualifiers, accumulating only two points out of a potential six.

According to reports, it was suggested that the former Porto coach was among the managers who submitted resumes for the open coaching position at Zamalek.

Contrary to these reports, Peseiro asserted that his sole focus is on his role with Nigeria and dismissed any rumors connecting him to a move to Zamalek.

“At the present, all my focus is on the Nigerian national team [Super Eagles] only,” the 63-year-old said.

“There are no negotiations from Zamalek in any case, and I am not thinking about anything else.”

Peseiro is tasked with restoring Nigeria to its former glory, though some stakeholders are advocating for his immediate dismissal in light of the team’s recent disappointing performances.