Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Video - Paul Le Guen turns down Super Eagles coach because he doesn't want to live in Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation says former Paris Saint-Germain manager Paul Le Guen has turned down a contract to become the new national team coach.

The NFF had announced the Frenchman's appointment on Monday pending the finalization of his contract. On Tuesday, however, the NFF confirmed that Le Guen objected to having targets written into the deal and did not want to live in Nigeria.

In a statement, NFF official Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande said: "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."

Nigeria has been looking for a new coach since Sunday Oliseh quit in February.

Le Guen has coached Oman and Cameroon since ending a two-year spell at PSG in 2009.

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