NFF Shorlists Valverde, Cocu, Paseiro and Blanc for Super Eagles’ Coach job The Informant247

The bid to get a new Coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria has received a huge boost with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) shortlisting top foreign Coaches for the job.

NFF indicated that a foreign Coach will be employed to take charge of the team while he will be assisted by a Nigerian gaffer.

The four Coaches being touted for the job includes Laurent Blanc, Ernesto Valverde, Jose Paseiro, and Philip Cocu all of which possess rich credentials.

“The world Cup-winning coach of France in 1998, Laurent Blanc, is top on the list of four coaches recommended to the board of the Nigeria Football Federation as the next manager of the Super Eagles.

Blanc, according to authoritative sources, is one of the foreign football coaches who applied for the Eagles job which has been vacant after the NFF fired the Aus- tin Eguavoen-led technical crew that led Nigeria to the Qatar 2022 World Cup ouster in the playoff against Ghana.

Apart from being the Manager of France twice, Blanc also coached Bordeaux and Paris Saint-German in the French top-flight league and for now, he is top on the list of those aspiring to take the Super Eagles to the next level. Ernesto Valverde, Philip Cocu, and Jose Persseiro are the other coaches on the cards for the vacant Eagles job.

Ernesto Valverde, who is another favourite to get the job was a former Barcelona coach who also managed Valencia, Olympiacos, Espanyol, and Athletico Bilbao.

Making the list is also Philip Cocu – an assistant manager with Holland between 2008 and 2012 is also a former coach of PSV, Fernabache, and Derby County.

Peseiro, who is also appearing on the radar for the second time is a former coach of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela is also a former manager of Sporting CP, Braga, Al Ahly, Al Hital, and an assistant coach in Real Madrid.

While the announcement of a new Coach will be made very soon, Super Eagles of Nigeria will hope to leave their Nation’s Cup unceremonious exit and World Cup qualifying debacle when they start the quest to qualify for the next AFCON in Cote’d Ivoire in June.

The Informant – Naija News Today

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