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Monday, 13 June 2016

NFF reportedly approach Serbian Coach for Super Eagles job

One of Nigeria's sports dailies, SportingLife says it can confirm authoritatively that the next Super Eagles Technical Adviser will be a Serb coach with a rich resume known to the football world, if the words from the Glasshouse in Abuja on Sunday are anything to take seriously.

To underscore the seriousness that the NFF chiefs attach to the matter, SportingLife said it can reveal that the body’s technical committee chairman,  Chris Green will depart the country this week to discuss with the three Serbian coaches on the list and invite them for an interview session to be conducted by one of Nigeria’s respected coaches, whose pedigree in the industry has been appreciated in FIFA and CAF.

Indeed, a top member of the federation poured cold water on the stories making the rounds in the international media platforms that Frenchman Paul Le Guen has been paid $50,000 to become the new Super Eagles manager.

the paper reports that a decent source at the Glasshouse revealed that the body doesn’t have that kind of cash to pay any foreign manager at the moment, insisting that the interim coach, Salisu Yusuf would be allowed to handle the team while Flying Eagles chief coach, Emmanuel Amuneke would work as his assistant. Alloy Agu will keep his position as the team’s goalkeeper trainer.

Sportinglife said it gathered that Frenchman, Jean Tigana would have been given the Super Eagles job, having satisfied the requirements listed by the NFF. But the intervention of two key members of the board’s executive board suggested that the federation should pick Sunday Oliseh for the job. Oliseh got the job but resigned due to personal reasons.

Jean Amadou Tigana (born 23 June 1955 in Bamako, French Sudan, now Mali) is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and one goal for the France national football team during the 80s.

He most recently coached Chinese Super League outfit, Shanghai Shenhua. In his prime, he was a tireless central midfielder, renowned as one of the best midfielders in the world during the 80s.

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