Paul Le Guen Rejects Super Eagles’ Job
Newly appointed Super Eagles’ technical director, Paul Le Guen, has rejected the job offer by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
This was revealed by a top French journalist Herve Penot, via the verified Twitter handle (@hpenot_lequipe).
According to the tweet, Le Guen will not go to Nigeria because the NFF is yet to meet the terms & conditions for the said job.
Pour info : Paul le Guen n'ira pas au Nigeria. Les conditions pas réunies pour être sélectionneur. Rien à voir aujourd'hui avec la sélection
— Herve Penot (@hpenot_lequipe) July 18, 2016
“Paul le Guen will not go to Nigeria. Conditions not met to be coach . Nothing to do with the selection,” the Tweet reads.
After so much application for the top job, the technical and development committee of the NFF on Monday, July 19, named Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the new gaffer from a three-man-shortlist which include Belgian tactician Tom Saintfiet and Nigeria’s Salisu Yusuf.
Nigerian journalist Colin Udoh also reacted to the development saying the Frenchman may not have been comfortable with the clauses in the contract.
“Apparently, Paul Le Guen is unhappy about certain clauses in the proposed contract sent to him. Both parties still talking,” he Tweeted.
With the new development, Nigeria’s chances in qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia may be at danger.