Tuesday Jul 19, 2016. 12:00
AfricanFootball.com can exclusively reveal the Arsenal connection that led to the appointment of Paul Le Guen as Nigeria new coach pending of course to the Frenchman agreeing personal terms with the NFF.
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It was specially gathered that Le Guen was highly recommended by former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein to self-confessed Arsenal fan and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick.
“David Dien recommended Le Guen to Amaju and it was therefore no hidden secret that the French coach was the favoured coach by the NFF president,” a source informed AfricanFootball.com
The 72-year-old Dein was Arsenal vice-chairman between 1983 and 2007.
He is credited with hiring of long-serving manager Arsene Wenger in 1996.
He was also one of the major architects of the English Premier League in 1992, rising to become the vice-chairman of the England FA.