Belgian tactician Tom Saintfiet is reportedly set to replace Jose Peseiro as the next coach of the Super Eagles
Belgian tactician Tom Saintfiet is reportedly set to be appointed as the new coach of the Super Eagles as the frontrunner to replace current boss Jose Peseiro.
An exclusive report by Nigerian publication, Owngoalnigeria claims that Saintfiet is willing to leave his current role as the coach of Gambia to pursue his dream of coaching the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Saintfiet has been the coach of Gambia since 2018 and led them to the quarterfinals at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and will once again be looking to have a great outing at the 2023 edition in Ivory Coast.
Tom Saintfiet interested in Super Eagles job
Saintfiet has previously spoken publicly about his admiration for the Super Eagles and desire to someday coach the team having previously come close to bagging the role before.
"To be honest, it was always my dream and it is always my dream to work with the Super Eagles. For me, they are probably the strongest football nation in Africa with so much quality in the local league and in Europe," Saintfiet told
The Belgian continued, "What Morocco did, Nigeria could have done many times, reaching the semi-finals and even more at the World Cup. If they had the right coaching strategy and right tactics, they would have achieved that."
"That’s the reason I was interested in the Nigerian job in 2010, in 2014 and 2018 but it didn’t come and hopefully, it happens in the future. It’s always a dream and I’m convinced I’m the coach who can guide Nigeria to that exceptional success both at the AFCON and the World Cup," he wrapped up.