The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF has reacted to rumours which claimed Paul Le Guen, a French coach rejected its offer to assume office as the national Team’s coach.
Speaking in Abuja today, the NFF further denied announcing the French man as the Super Eaagle’s Technical Adviser and handler of the team.
The denial is contained in a statement signed by Ademola Olajire, the NFF’s Assistant Director of Communications, Chairman of NFF’s Media and Publicity Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande,
The statement said: “In truth, the Technical and Development Committee perused the profiles of all the coaches who submitted applications and find Mr Paul Le Guen suitable for the post. But during final negotiations, he objected to being given a target and also did not wish to live in Nigeria, which was a sore point with the Board.”
Yahaya-Kwande added:”The job of Head Coach of Nigeria is a very big one and there is no way anyone will get such a job without being handed a target. There is absolutely no issue with Le Guen saying he is not coming; several highly qualified persons would be happy to be named Manager of the Senior National Team of Nigeria. We have a plan to take care of that eventuality.”