According to various news sources in France, French coach Paul Le Guen is yet to accept the job of the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria despite the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announcing him as the new coach of the Super Eagles.
Although even the Technical Committee of the football house in Nigeria only said he has been recommended for the job not appointed as widely been reported by both local and foreign media.
Owngoalnigeria.com spoke to a french journalist who has close ties with the 52 year old and he revealed five key issues that need to be ironed out before Le Guen takes charge of the Super Eagles.
1. Picking of Assistants
The french man as reported by Owngoalnigeria.com wants to bring long time assistant Yves Colleu with him to Nigeria alongside a physical trainer but while the NFF have given their blessings to his request to have Colleu who has been his assistant since 1998 they are yet to say yes to his demand for his own physical trainer.
2. Salary Currency Type
The current fiscal policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria has brought about an impasse regarding the type of currency the coach will be paid in as the Frenchman wants to be paid in Dollars which the NFF currently have issues with and will prefer paying him in Naira.
3. Duration of Contract
Le Guen although won’t mind working on a short term deal he is however wary of African nations based on his past experience with Cameroun and wants a contract of four years not two as presently been proposed by the NFF.
4. Salary Guarantee
No thanks to past issues involving the NFF and previous coaches regarding salaries, The coach wants assurances that his case won’t be same as coaches who left their post as coach of the Super Eagles but with pending salaries which are mostly not paid.
5. Accomodation and Logistic
The former Cameroun boss wants his accomodation secure before his arrival and as at now that is not the case and he could possibly delay his arrival until that is sorted out and since he prefers to operate in Lagos, he also need assurances regarding logistics when he wants to travel within or outside Nigeria.