Reports say the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have settled for Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the next Super Eagles coach.
The NFF had shortlisted three candidates on Friday. They are:
- Paul Le Guen – Frenchman; Ex-coach of Oman national team
- Salisu Yusuf – Nigerian; Ex-super Eagles interim coach, former assistant coach
- Tom Saintfiet – Belgian; Ex-coach of Togo National Team
Reports have it now that Le Guen has been chosen and would be unveiled on Monday, July 18.
Completesportsnigeria.com reports that Le Guen who once coached Scottish side Rangers and PSG, will earn about $50,000 a month which is more than double what Sunday Oliseh earned as Nigeria coach.
The position of assistant coach is still open with uncertainty over whether Yusuf, who was an assistant to Sunday Oliseh, would be given the job.
Punch newspaper, reporting the development, quoted an official as saying:
“As it is now the position of the deputy has been thrown open because Yusuf is still insisting that he would not work as an assistant to Le Guen. 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 Yusuf.
The former Kano Pillars coach believes he now has enough managerial wisdom to lead the Eagles.