Following Nigeria’s AFCON exit, interim manager Augustine Eguavoen has stated that he would return to his post as technical director.
In a last-16 match against Tunisia on Sunday, the three-time AFCON winners were defeated 1-0. Nigeria’s 100 percent winning streak was broken early in the second half when Youssef Msakni scored. Nigeria had previously won all three of their Group D matches.
Now, Eguavoen, who took over as temporary coach after Gernot Rohr was fired last month, plans to return to his prior post as technical director.
According to the Independent, “What happens next is that I’m the interim coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).”
“I’ll return to my previous position and let the NFF decide how to proceed.”
Before the AFCON, the NFF announced that Jose Peseiro, the former coach of Sporting CP and Venezuela, will take over as Nigeria’s permanent coach.
Portuguese trainer Jose dos Santos Peseiro (61) takes over Nigeria 🇳🇬 head coach role as Augustine Eguavoen's mandate ended yesterday following the Super Eagles exit from the #AFCON2021 after losing to Tunisia 🇹🇳.— Nuhu Adams (@NuhuAdams_) January 24, 2022
Eguavoen returns to his Technical Director position. pic.twitter.com/MFDyzfztnZ