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SUPER EAGLES COACH: Pinnick Wants Stefanovic, Technical Committee Pushing for Paul Le Guen



A new coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria might not be announced in the next two weeks as planned unless there is a swift resolution to the disagreement about who gets the job between French man Paul Le Guen and Serbian’s Goran Stefanovic.

Stefanovic is the preferred choice of president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick, who is keen on the Serb’s abilities due to his wealth of experience especially in Africa and affordability in comparism to other coaches who will certainly demand more in terms of salary.

However members of the Technical Committee of the NFF are convinced that French man Paul Le Guen is the most qualified candidate for the job based on his pedigree and heroics with Cameroun in the run up to the 2010 World Cup where he qualified them from an almost impossible situation after taking over the job midway through the qualifiers.

Members of the Technical committee believe that Le Guen has the pedigree that will naturally command respect from players of the Super Eagles which will help bring the much needed sanity and discipline the football house is trying to instill in the senior national team.

The row could drag on further and possibly delay the annoucement of a coach for the Super Eagles who are still without a manager despite been drawn in a tough World Cup 2018 group that include Algeria,Cameroun and Zambia.

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