Nigeria’s soccer ruling body on Tuesday confirmed that Frenchman Paul Le Guen has rejected the job of Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles it offered him.
News of the rejection came in less than 24 hours after he was recommended for appointment.
The Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on Monday, after its meeting in Abuja, recommended Le Guen to its Executive Committee for appointment as Super Eagles Technical Adviser.
Paul Bassey, a member of the committee, had told a news conference that Le Guen’s was recommended to the executive committee even before concluding agreement on contract terms.
About 24 hours later, the NFF confirmed the Frenchman’s rejection of offer of appointment in a statement by Ademola Olajire, its Assistant Director of Communications.
Spokesperson for the Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande said Le Guen said he was not ready to live in Nigeria while working for Nigeria.
“Apart from this, he also did not want to be given a target,” Yahaya-Kwande said.