AFCON: Eguavoen Can Remain Super Eagles Coach If He Wants – NFF Source

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The interim coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Augustine Eguavoen has been told by the Nigeria Football Federation that he can keep the job if he wants.

The 56-year-old was appointed as the interim coach of the Super Eagles for the Africa Cup of Nations after Gernot Rohr was sacked in December.

Eguavoen has led the Nigeria team to win all their matches in Group D of the tournament.

He was expected to hand over to Jose Peseiro after the tournament but ESPN noted that the NFF is having second thoughts about that.

An NFF source said, “We will have to leave him there unless he doesn’t want the job.”

Eguavoen is currently the NFF Technical Director, but the football house would allow him to handle both roles.

The official added, “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.

“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 the technical director.”

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