Frenchman Le Guen named Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the new Super Eagles technical adviser.

He is set to work with current caretaker boss Salisu Yusuf who has been given the role of ‘chief coach.’

Le Guen, 52, led Cameroon to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa while Yusuf tutored the Super Eagles to friendly wins against Mali and Luxembourg in May.

The appointments are subject to agreement of contract terms with the NFF Executive Committee

The duo were named on a shortlist along with Belgian Tom Sainfiet earlier this month.

Coach Imama Amapakabo and goalkeeping trainer Alloy Agu will also work Le Guen and Yusuf.

Nigeria have failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon but are in the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

They have been drawn in Group B where they will face, the top-ranked side in Africa Algeria, Le Guen’s former charges Cameroon as well as Zambia in the race to reach Russia.

The NFF’s technical committee also recommended that former Super Eagles assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang be given the role of National Technical Director.

Sunday Oliseh was the last permanent coach of Nigeria before he quit in February in a row over his contract.