NFF Appoints Paul Le Guen As New Eagles Coach

Paul Le Guen

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has appointed Paul Le Guen as the new coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles.

https://twitter.com/thenff/status/755104161021263872

Paul Le Guen is a French football manager and a former player. His last role was as manager of the Oman national football team, from which he was relieved in November 2015.

As a player, he ended his playing career by taking part in a friendly where his home region of Brittany faced Cameroon on 21 May 1998. The match finished 1–1.

He had a successful managerial career in France, most notably leading Olympique Lyonnais to three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. He has also managed Stade Rennais, Paris Saint-Germain, Glasgow Rangers and the Cameroon national team.

Towards the end of the 2010–11 season, Le Guen claimed he had received job offers from several Ligue 1 clubs that were seeking new candidates to fill the remaining vacancies, but he turned them all down. He eventually accepted an offer from Oman national football team on 11 June 2011.

His last coaching job was when he led Oman to qualification for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, where they were to be absent in 2011. Oman were eliminated in the group stage of the tournament with one win and two losses. He was sacked on 19 November 2015 after a poor start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.

Paul will be tasked with qualifying Nigeria for the Russia 2018 World Cup and regaining the lost prestige of the Super Eagles.

 

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