- Report has is that Paul Le Guen is about to be appointed coach of the Super Eagles.
- The former french manager and footballer has accepted a three-year contract of $50,000 per month with the NFF for Eagles to be led to the promised land in Russia.
If the report in ThisDay newspaper is anything to go by, then the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF may have found a foreign coach for the super Eagles to the former Lyon manager, Le Guen. According to the report, it is believed that the NFF has settled for the choice of Frenchman, Paul Le Guen as manager to lead the
Super Eagles ahead of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in which Nigeria has been handed a group of death. The World Cup draw will see Nigeria slog it out against Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in Group B.
Following the draws, a senior source at the Glass House in Abuja suggested that Le Guen appears to have a first-hand knowledge of almost all the best Nigerian professional players in Europe and is ready to roll with them as soon as possible . This puts him at the forefront to become the next coach of the Super Eagles.
“We have been receiving applications from several coaches for the Eagles job, but all I can tell you is that Le Guen is most likely to be hired because of the teams we got in the World Cup draw “He knows our players very well and how to use them. In our meeting with him earlier, Paul (Le Guen) demonstrated to us his capacity to turn around our football. We are also looking at reaping from his knowledge of both Cameroun where he coached the Indomitable Lions and Algeria who are desperate to have him”, said the senior official.
It was also gathered that Le Guen signed a three years $ 50,000 per month to carry Eagles to the promised land in Russia. Although the glass house was ready to talk about how the NFF would fund the contract, as Solomon Dalung led federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has made clear that hiring a foreign manager for Eagles was not in their budget, Day attracted an upper house financial partnership with the NFF may have agreed to settle invoice it. But is feared that the kidness the bank can cause friction within the band of coaches in the employment of the federation. other foreign managers also vying to enter the work Le Guen include Felix Magath Harry Redknapp Henrique Calisto, Tom Saintfiet and Clemens Westerhof. Le Guen Cameroon qualified for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, where they crashed on the first lap. The 52-year-old was then named head coach of Oman in 2011, but was fired after his team lost 2-1 to Turkmenistan on November 17 last year. He also led the European teams such as PSG, Lyon, Rangers, among others.