Paul Le Guen turns down Super Eagles job

20 Jul 2016

Paul Le Guen turns down Super Eagles job

French Coach Paul Le Guen has reportedly turned down an offer by the Nigeria National Football to coach the Super Eagles.

The NFF Technical Committee had on Monday named the former PSG Coach as the Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles, albeit subject to approval from the Executive committee

However reports from Le Guen’s home country (France) sparked up by French journalist, Herve Penot, who writes for L’Equipe, suggests that the 52-year-old failed to agree on some knotty issues with the NFF.

“Paul le Guen will not go to Nigeria. Conditions not met to be coach. Nothing to do with the selection today,” a tweet from the official handle of Penot read.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that one of the knotty issues Le Guen failed to agree on with the NFF was that he would prefer to operate from France while the NFF wants him permanently stationed in Nigeria.

On Monday, the committee of the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the appointment of Frenchman Le Guen as the new Technical Adviser of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles.

The NFF Technical Committee also said Le Guen will be assisted by Nigerian Salisu Yusuf, who takes the role of Chief Coach.

Le Guen, 52, played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He qualified the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and also coached Oman.

Since Coach Sunday Oliseh exited the Super Eagles in February, the team has been without a substantive handler with Coach Salisu Yusuf only functioning on acting capacity.

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