NFF’s Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen made it known in Abuja at the end of the first FIFA Instructor’s Course held in Nigeria.
Peseiro’s one-year contract with the NFF expired in June, with the NFF president Ibrahim Musa Gusau declaring that the future of the Portuguese manager would be decided through a public social media poll.
The former Porto and Sporting Lisbon head coach passed the task of qualifying Nigeria to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, doing so with a game to spare after a nervy 3-2 win over Sierra Leone last month.
The Nigerian Federation’s Technical Director has now confirmed that the NFF is seeking to re-contract Peseiro, but will also make adjustments to the previous agreement while urging him to be flexible if he hopes to continue as the Super Eagles coach.
“At the moment he is in charge, we are discussing in-house and we are giving him conditions as well,” Eguavoen told reporters.
“We are flexible, so it could be suitable for both sides and once we reach a common ground, why not?
“We would invite him and once we agree and we arrive at a common ground, we would be flexible and we also want him to be flexible with us.”
The former Super Eagles captain continued: “Contract or no contract, he is a human being and he is still the coach of the national team as it is, according to allnigeriasoccer report.
“Contract attached to whatever is not the issue for now, we will invite him as our present coach. We want to reach a common ground but if we can’t, we would also like to shake hands.