Tuesday Jul 19, 2016. 15:30
Newly appointed Super Eagles chief coach Salisu Yusuf could well be an option to lead Nigeria to 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign after Frenchman Paul Le Guen rejected the post.
Former Cameroon and Lyon coach Le Guen has said he will not be taking the Nigeria job after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) failed to meet up some of his conditions.
An official who revealed contractual disputes to AfricanFootball.com said Yusuf could well be a fallback plan should Le Guen turn down the chance to lead Nigeria.
“Salisu Yusuf was always option B,” he said.
“We just have to wait and see if that could well be the case now that Le Guen has rejected our offer.”
Former Kano Pillars and Enyimba coach Yusuf has been the country’s caretaker since May.