Le Guen could decline Nigeria post

Contrary to reports on Monday evening, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have revealed Paul Le Guen may not become the Super Eagles new head coach.

The announcement comes as somewhat of a shock after the NFF published a story on its website just a day earlier that Le Guen would be joining the Super Eagles as a technical advisor/head coach.

However, it has now come to light the 52-year-old had only agreed in principal and was still negotiating the details of the contract, which he has now seemingly declined.

“The announcement made on Monday was quite clear. Le Guen was offered the job subject to contract terms being agreed,” chairman of the NFF’s executive committee, Barrister Christopher Green, told SuperSport.

“We had to look at the best interest of the country before offering anyone the job and one of such conditions was that the new technical adviser would reside in Nigeria.

“A situation where Nigeria will be the loser will never be accommodated by the NFF.

“We want a coach who will not just take the Super Eagles to the next level but will develop Nigerian football as a whole and if he does not reside in Nigeria, it may not be feasible.

“We will look at the next door if Le Guen decides not to accept the terms we offered him.

“A lot of top coaches applied to coach Nigeria and even more are desirous of coaching Nigeria.

“The options are open and we want to assure Nigerians that we will contract a coach that will befit the status of one of the best national teams on the African continent.

“We are working assiduously to make Nigerians happy and will not relent till we achieve set objectives,” he concluded.

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