NFF Agrees Pay Cut Deal With World Class Coach for Super Eagles As Finidi’s Replacement: Report

NFF Agrees Pay Cut Deal With World Class Coach for Super Eagles As Finidi’s Replacement: Report

Ero Samson
updated at July 1, 2024 at 9:52 AM
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  • The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is on the lookout for a manager for the Super Eagles following Finidi George’s departure
  • The football federation’s search for a coach comes in the aftermath of the former gaffer’s surprise departure after 47 days in his role
  • A report stating that the football federation has agreed to a pay cut arrangement with a world-class manager has surfaced

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The search for a new coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria may be nearing its conclusion almost as quickly as it began.

The Nigerian national team is once again without a manager following the unexpected departure of Finidi George.

The 53-year-old chose to step down after a series of disappointing results in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against South Africa and the Republic of Benin.

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The Nigeria Football Federation has reportedly reached an agreement with a high-profile manager to replace Finidi George. Image: Issouf Sanogo.
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However, in the wake of Finidi's resignation, a report has emerged indicating that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reached an agreement with a high-profile manager to take charge of the Super Eagles.

NFF agrees to a deal with a high-profile coach?

According to a report from OwnGoalNigeria, the football federation, which initially shifted its focus to finding a foreign tactician, has agreed to terms with a high-profile manager for the Super Eagles.

The report outlines that the manager, whose name is yet to be disclosed to the public, following progressive talks with the federation, has accepted a pay cut to take over the coaching vacancy.

The report concludes by stating the manager is one of many foreign tacticians who have previously expressed interest in coaching Nigeria. However, he is now leading the race to become the next Super Eagles coach, primarily based on recommendations.

The Nigerian team is at risk of missing out on the 2026 FIFA World Cup after failing to secure a victory in any of its opening four fixtures.

According to data from FotMob, the Super Eagles currently sit fifth in their group C standings, just ahead of the bottom-placed Zimbabwe.

Why NFF should consider Herve Renard

Sports Brief in a previous report highlighted reasons why the NFF should consider appointing Herve Renard as the next coach of the Super Eagles.

The 55-year-old French tactician is expected to depart his current role with the French Women’s national team following the conclusion of the Paris Olympics.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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