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Frenchman Le Guen appointed Super Eagles coach, Nigerian media say

Frenchman Le Guen appointed Super Eagles coach, Nigerian media say

Nigeria

After parting ways with former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is reported to have chosen Paul Le Guen, as the new Super Eagles manager.

According to the local news portal, Punch, the federation picked the Frenchman, from a three-man shortlist that included Salisu Yusuf and Belgian Tom Saintfiet.

The news portal further reports that the NFF will consider Yusuf as an assistant coach. Even though the former Kano Pillars coach had earlier said he was not interested in being second in command to anybody.

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.

The official who spoke to the PUNCH 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,” he added.

Samson Siasia, a former international was put in temporary charge of the Super Eagles team but he failed to beat Egypt in their last round qualification matches for the upcoming AFCON in Gabon.

The immediate task of Le Guen who has worked in Africa in the past would be to lead the team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia come 2018.

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