There are indications that the newly appointed Technical Adviser of the Nigerian Senior National Football Team (Super Eagles), Frenchman Paul Le Guen, 52 will reject the offer.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Monday evening that the Frenchman’s appointment was subject to agreement of contract terms with the NFF Executive Committee.
But in a tweet, a renowned journalist in France, Herve Penot @hpenot_lequipe said the coach will not take up the position.
"For info: Paul le Guen will not go to Nigeria. Requirements not met to be coach. Nothing to do today with the selection," he tweeted.
The journalist was surprised that the NFF went on to announce his name even when an agreement has not been reached.
In one of his earlier tweets, Penot said: "The Nigerian federation has chosen Paul Le Guen as coach. Remains to be seen what he thinks…"
Le Guen steered the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. He played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He also coached Oman.