Monday Feb 01, 2016. 08:43
Like vultures, several foreign coaches like Claude Le Roy and Herve Renard, who have excelled in Africa, are now queuing up to lead Nigeria as speculations continue to mount over the future of coach Sunday Oliseh.
“Foreign coaches have indicated strong interest to handle Nigeria and even some of them have appointed Nigerian representatives to get them the job,” a top source disclosed.
Oliseh has blamed lack of financial support to the Super Eagles for the below-par showing of the country at CHAN 2016 in Rwanda, while making all efforts to distance himself from the failure.
Top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have come out to dismiss speculations around the future of Oliseh, but the results of an AFCON 2017 double header against Egypt in March could well spark off another round of speculations.
Renard, who led Cote d’Ivoire to win the AFCON last year, has long been linked with coaching Nigeria since AFCON 2010 in Angola.
He is presently without a job after he was sacked by French Ligue 1 club Lille.
Le Roy only recently quit as Congo coach. He has also worked in DR Congo, Cameroon and Senegal.
He has also variously been linked with the Nigeria post over the years.