President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has denied that Frenchman, Paul Le Guen was ever offered the technical adviser of Super Eagles job as widely reported in the media.
According to the NFF, Paul Le Guen was never offered the Super Eagle’s technical adviser’s job.
Speaking on the matter, a visibly angry Pinnick said the coach was only recommended for the job by the NFF Technical and Development Committee to the Executive Board for ratification, subject to an agreement on personal terms.
NFF Never Offered Le Guen Eagle’s Job
According to the NFF President, the former Indomitable Lions Coach was never offered the job.
“The NFF had never offered him the job. Le Guen was only a recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee.
“The recommendation was subject to agreement of the NFF Executive Committee.”
“Le Guen wanted to stay in France to be coming from time to time to take up the team on specific assignments.
He also revealed the grey areas in the NFF’s terms that probably did not go down well with the Frenchman causing him to rethink on a job he once showed interest in.
The NFF Boss also disclosed that the NFF is insisting on a Super Eagles coach that would be resident in Nigeria.
He stressed that the NFF wants a coach that will be more embracing in terms of football development in Nigeria.
He also disclosed that the Frenchman was not happy with NFF’s targets for him.
“He didn’t like targets. In the past we set targets for Siasia, for late Keshi and even Oliseh, why not him?”
“We do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past where people were employed with so much expectations and they ended up disastrously.”
Pinnick also added that he believes targets motivate a coach to work hard.