The foreign coach Super Eagles are targeting – Paul Le Guen – will be paid a massive monthly salary of N16.2m, the equivalent of €44,000 by the Nigeria Football Federation – if he’s hired.
According to reports, NFF have been in talks with Le Guen who had a successful managerial career in France, most notably leading Olympique Lyonnais to three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. He also managed Stade Rennais, Paris Saint-Germain, Glasgow Rangers and the Cameroon national team.
A reliable source in the NFF discarded reports of employing a Serbian coach insisting that Paul Le Guen remains their favourite.
“Initially, we thought of getting a Serbian. We’ve since moved on and held talks with Le Guen who is enthusiastic on working with the star-studded Super Eagles. He is a gentleman and stickler for discipline.”
Le Guen qualified Cameroon for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where they crashed out in the first round, Vanguard reports.