Jose Mourinho has been named the new head coach of Nigeria following the departure of interim Samson Siasia.
The former Chelsea coach will be tasked with qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup having missed out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Gabon.
“I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a legendary African side, with the massive challenge of qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup,” Mourinho told Goal.
“I am lucky because for years I had the fortune to coach big teams like Chelsea, Inter Milan andReal Madrid, and now I have the opportunity to coach another big team like Nigeria. It is an honour and I want to keep winning.
“We have a duty to prove we are the best team in Africa and also do well at the 2018 World Cup.
“I’d like to thank the Nigeria Football Federation for believing in me and with their backing, I am confident that we can build a stronger Super Eagles,” he concluded.
Mourinho will be presented at a media conference on Friday at the Abuja National Stadium.
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