Paul Le Guen refused to accept targets set for him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), declaring that “your team are not doing well, they are 70th in the world”.
A top official told AfricanFootball: “He said he will only take the job and see how things play and so there was no basis to set a target for him as the Super Eagles are now doing well and hence their ranking as 70th team in the world by FIFA.”
It is understood that during the technical committee media briefing, no target was set for the coach, even he was going to be in charge as the Super Eagles begin their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Le Guen also insisted on shuttling between France and Nigeria.
“He wanted to fly in and out for Nigeria’s games and not live in the country, similar to what Berti Vogts did when he was in charge of the Eagles in 2008,” the official further disclosed.