Former Indomitable Lions coach, Paul Le Guen has been appointed to lead the Super Eagles of Nigeria by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), as reported by The
Paul Le Guen is reported to have been chosen out of a three man shortlist that comprised Le Guen, Salisu Yusuf and Tom Saintfiet.
Reports have it that the NFF is looking for a coach to sit in as assistant to Paul Le Guen following Salisu Yusuf’s refusal to fill in the position, a position he had previously held when Sunday Oliseh was coach.
Concerning Yusuf’s decision, The Punch reports that an official of the NFF said,
“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.”
Before Le Guen’s appointment, the Nigerian national football team has been without a permanent coach since former coach Sunday Oliseh resigned in February 2016.
Over the months that followed Oliseh’s resignation, the federation was plagued with the deaths of two former Nigerian coaches, Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu, whose deaths were just days apart.
A new coach is definitely a breathe of fresh air for the Super Eagles and The Nigerian Football Federation as a whole.