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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Nigeria: Why Le Guen deal flopped

Paul Le Guen Paul Le Guen refused to accept performance-related targets or to live in Nigeria.

Nigeria have admitted they had failed in their bid to land Paul Le Guen as coach of the national side, claiming negotiations broke down over the Frenchman's refusal to accept performance-related targets and to reside in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by executive committee member Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, the NFF said on Wednesday they also disagreed with Le Guen's request to come to the job with two assistants.
"The refusal of Mr. Paul Le Guen, earlier recommended by the technical sub-committee, to accept to be given targets as well as unwillingness to live in Nigeria, made his candidature unacceptable to the Board," the statement read.
"Committee also disapproved of Mr. Le Guen's desire to come to the job with two assistants, which would make Nigerian coaches redundant."
Le Guen was named as technical adviser on Monday, prior to an agreement being reached, and the NFF explained that the announcement was made out of a desire for transparency.
Subsequently, the board has instructed the technical committee to recommend another candidate within seven days for the position.

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