The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has invited interested and qualified candidates to fill the position of the head coach of Super Eagles in its quest to get the best manager before the start of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
According to report from Goal, some technical development committee of NFF had a meeting on Tuesday to discuss issues relating to Nigerian football including reviewing the process that will lead to the selection of a substantive technical adviser for the Super Eagles with the Russia 2018 qualifiers looming and the final qualifier of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations where the team has already crashed out.
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As earlier disclosed, long before start of the bidding process for substantive head coach of Super Eagles, the committee chairman Christopher Green’s e-mail address has been inundated with applications from both local and foreign coached who desire to lead the team and that declaring the position
However, information from a source said that the NFF has not made up its mind on the identity of the technical adviser but that once the role has been declared open, the technical committee will immediately consider the applicants before shortlisting and inviting credible candidates.
Statement from the source reads:
“The technical committee unanimously agreed to throw the job of the Eagles’ head coach open so that the best can be gotten. Even before this is done, the chairman of the committee has received lots of application letters from willing coaches both within and outside Nigeria. We are declaring the post open so that the best coach can be appointed for the senior national team.”
The Super Eagles have been without a substantive coach since the resignation of Sunday Oliseh in late February and two interim coaches: Samson Siasia and Salisu Yusuf have taken charge of the team’s last four matches.
It is the intention the Nigeria Football Federation to name a new manger in time for the commencement of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in October.