NFF Okays Paul Le Guen As New Super Eagles Coach


The Nigeria Football Federation officials have settled for Frenchman, Paul Le Guen as the next Super Eagles coach.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian football governing body, NFF, had made a shortlist of three coaches on Friday: Le Guen, Salisu Yusuf and Tom Saintfiet.

According to The Punch, the football house have now chosen the Frenchman who will be introduced officially to the public on July 18.

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But while the Eagles manager is being confirmed according to expectations, it was also gathered that the position of assistant coach has taken a new turn as the federation is also seeking an alternative to work in place of Yusuf who had worked as one of the assistants to Sunday Oliseh.

According to an NFF official, the position of the assistant coach has been thrown open because Yusuf is still insisting that he would not work as an assistant to Le Guen.

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Those who worked on their entries picked the Frenchman and with the hope that Yusuf could learn a lot from him for the immediate future but he (Yusuf) appears to have some other ideas so the federation will now have to consider a new person altogether to replace him.

Le Guen, who made 17 appearances for France, was relieved of his duty by Oman in November 2015.

The 52-year old former Nantes and Paris St Germain defender rescued Cameroon’s World Cup 2010 after the Indomitable Lions faced the danger of not appearing at South Africa 2010 tournament.

Le Guen took over from coach Otto Pfiser and led Cameroon to famous away wins in Gabon and Morocco to earn the Cameroon qualification.

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He has also coached French clubside, Olympique Lyonnais to three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. as well as Glasgow Rangers in Scotland and the Oman national team.