Nigeria Football Federation has issued a three-day ultimatum to Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro, to accept a pay cut and renew his contract or bid farewell to his job with the Nigeria national team, Completesports.com reports.
Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee of the NFF, Alhaji Sheriff Rabiu Inuwa, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Completesports.com after the committee was inaugurated by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau on Tuesday in Abuja.
“The Technical Committee has given him [Peseiro] three days to respond to our proposed pay cut or we disengage him finally. We will allow him to continue if he accepts a reduction in his 70,000 USD monthly salary and other conditions of service.
“If he turns down our proposal, we will consider appointing a coach to oversee the dead rubber game against Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo, then we start to search for a new substantive coach that the NFF can afford to pay his salary, ” the Technical Committee chairman stated.
Peseiro’s contract elapsed on July 31 but he agreed to continue the job and lead the Super Eagles to the 2023 AFCON that hold in Cote d’Ivoire in January after qualifying the team with a match to spare.
Following the inability of the NFF to meet the burden of paying his huge monthly salary, the Federation offered to renew his contract with a pay cut.
So far, Peseiro has refused to accept a pay cut since he loves to continue coaching the Super Eagles.
The NFF who owes him about 12 months salary has now told him to accept the pay cut or bid farewell to the job.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja