Super Eagles: Paseiro appointment stalled as Sports Ministry demands scrutiny of shortlisted Coaches The Informant247

The process of appointing Jose Paseiro as the next Coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria by NFF  has been hit with another blow with the Sports Ministry asking for a level playing ground for all shortlisted Coaches.

Paseiro, who appears to be the anointed candidate of the NFF among five other foreigners shortlisted for the job may have another hurdle to cross in the bid to Coach the Nigeria National team.

The Informant247 gathered that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports development under the auspices of Mr. Sunday Dare, barring any circumstances wants a proper scrutiny and perhaps an opportunity for all the Coaches to have an interview as part of the process to get the top job.

The Ministry’s instance is coming sequel to the reports that Jose Paseiro, who was earlier considered for the job after the sacking of Coach Gernot Rohr has strucked an agreement with NFF to become the new Manager.

Peseiro, who is a former coach of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela National teams has on different occasions managed Sporting CP, Braga, Al Ahly, Al Hilal, and as an assistant coach in Real Madrid.

Among many other terms and conditions, the Portuguese will be earning over 20 Million naira every month and he is expected to pay two other staffs he tends to bring along with him from the major salary.

The former Venezuela Coach, who has been obliged to design a new and modern football philosophy for the country is also expected to live in Nigeria throughout his duty.

In retrospect, the Ministry, having conceded the obligation of paying a new Coach for Super Eagles from its table is keen to spearhead the process of appointment in conjunction with NFF.

Some of the Managers who have being touted for the job includes, Laurent Blanc, Ernesto Valverde, Jose Paseiro, Philip Cocu and Antonio Conceicao.

The world Cup winning coach of France in 1998, Laurent Blanc , according to authoritative sources, is one of the foreign football coaches who applied for the Eagles job. He has on different occasions tutored Bordeaux and PSG.

Ernesto valverde, who is another favourite to get the job was a former Barcelona coach who also managed Valencia, Olypiacos, Esppanyol and Athletico Bilbao.

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

Another gaffer who also showed interest in the job is Antonio Conceicao who tinkered the Cameroonian National team to a third-place finish in the last AFCON.

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

Nigeria has been drawn into the Group A of the qualifiers alongside Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, and Sao Tome and Principe.

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