Monday, July 26, 2010

Lars Lagerback leaves coaching job

Amuni Maigari, president of the NFF (Nigerian Football Federation), has made it clear that Swedish gaffer Lars Lagerback will not continue as head coach of Nigeria's national side. Lagerback had only started the job a matter of weeks ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

"Lagerback told me he could not continue as the coach of the Super Eagles because he feared that he might not be able to pen a four-year deal that would keep him in Nigeria for that long," said Maigari

"He thanked the NFF for the opportunity given to him to take the Eagles to the World Cup. He said the experience was worth it and that he would always remember Nigeria and her good people."

Maigari added that the NFF are keen to sign Samson Siasia as Lagerback's replacement.

"We have had talks with Siasia. The talks have been fruitful and all things being equal, he will put pen to paper next month subject to negotiations. Siasia is the coach Nigerians want and we shall give him all the support to succeed in this new job."


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