Peseiro, who recently guided Nigeria’s Super Eagles to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, has emerged as a prime contender for one of the most coveted coaching positions on the continent.

Following his commendable performance at the AFCON, the Portuguese tactician has emerged as the frontrunner in the race to lead the Desert Warriors, according to sources at DZ Foot.

Among the other names on the FAF’s radar are former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz and the seasoned 60-year-old Swiss manager, Vladimir Petkovic.

Algeria have seen a dip in performance, failing to progress beyond the group stage in both the 2021 and 2023 editions and enduring a winless streak of six matches in the competition.

Reports suggest that Peseiro has been in discussions with Algeria FF chief Walid Sadi, although his decision is said to hinge on resolving his contractual status with the Nigeria Football Federation.