The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is willing to offer Augustine Eguavoen the role as the new head coach for the Super Eagles.
A source in the NFf has revealed that Eguavoen, who is currently the NFF Technical Director, is being considered to manage both roles.
Recall that The News Beam had earlier reported that Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had relieved Gernot Rohr of his duties has Super Eagles Coach and replaced him with Augustine Eguavoen but as interim manager in November, 2021.
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Last December, the Nigeria Football Federation again announced its decision to settle for 61-year-old Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro as head coach.
However, the NFF official said, “We will have to leave him there unless he doesn’t want the job”.
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“What we are even thinking of right now is to give Eguavoen the two jobs. The national team plays about 10 matches a year, so during those times when they are not playing, he can carry on with his other responsibilities.
He added, “Coaching is very touch and go. Right now, he has a stable job as being Technical Director where he gets paid by FIFA. To leave that for being a coach where things can change any moment and he can get fired would be very risky”
“That is why we want him to keep the two positions. So, whatever happens, he has shown that he can excel in both and if anything happens with the coaching, he can go back to just being technical director,” the official concluded.
In other news, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Tunisia in the African Cup Of Nations, Round of 16 on Sunday.
The football match is scheduled for 8 P.M