Peseiro has come under intense criticism following the Super Eagles disappointing start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The three-time African champions picked just two points from their opening two games against minnows Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Completesports.com learnt from a reliable source in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), that Peseiro will only keep his job if the Super Eagles win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
"The reason Peseiro is still keeping his job is because the NFF is cash strapped at the moment. The Federation is not happy with the performance of the Super Eagles under him,"said the source.
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"He would lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON in January next year but the only way he can keep the job is by winning the title.
''Even if the Super Eagles make it to the semi-final or the final, he will still have to go.
"The general consensus among the NFF executive members is to appoint a local coach in the event Peseiro fail to meet the set target.
"The number one choice at the moment is Emmanuel Amuneke because of his antecedents with the Golden Eaglets and Tanzania national team."
Peseiro was appointed Super Eagles head coach on May 15, 2022.
In 14 games under his tutelage, the Super Eagles have won six, drawn three and lost five.
By Adeboye Amosu
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