Le Guen Rejects Super Eagles Job

French man, Paul Le Guen may have rejected his appointment as the technical adviser for Nigeria’s Super Eagles, less than 24 hours after the Nigeria Football Federation appointed him.


Herve Penot, a reporter with French sports daily, L’Equipe, said on Twitter that the Nigeria Football Federation has not met the demands set by Le Guen for him to accept his appointment.

“Paul Le Guen will not go to Nigeria.Requirements not met to be coach. Nothing to do today with the selection,” Penot tweeted.

The NFF, on Monday, announced the appointment of Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the new technical adviser of the Super Eagles while the caretaker coach of the team, Salisu Yusuf, was named the chief coach.
“The appointments are subject to an agreement of contract terms with the NFF Executive Committee,” the federation said in a statement.

However, Oluwanashina Okeleji, a Nigerian sports journalist with the BBC said Le Guen was never interested in the Super Eagles job.

“Apparently, the Frenchman had a chat with Nigeria FA boss Pinnick and told the latter that he wasn’t interested in the job,” Okeleji tweeted.

“Pinnick spoke with some pals of the Frenchman to convince him, but Le Guen refused. He was shocked to have been named Nigeria’s boss on Monday.

“Le Guen told @hpenot_lequipe he’d no idea he was being considered because it was NEVER discussed or agreed. Shocked NFF named him as TA.”

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