Exclusive By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Jean Francois Loscuito has given a firm endorsement to former Paris Saint Germain defender, Paul Le Guen as a good candidate for the Nigerian national team coaching job, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Nigeria Football Federation have reportedly agreed a contract with the erstwhile Oman national team boss, but seemingly have backtracked on that stance, with an assurance to interim coach Samson Siasia that the issue of a foreign coach will not be on the front burner, albeit for now.
Completesportsnigeria.com sought the opinion of the coach who assisted Sunday Oliseh before the recent resignation of the former Nigeria international, on the subject of a foreign coach.
"I know Paul Le Guen very well. He was a great player and he has vital experience in coaching as well," Loscuito remarks during an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com.
"If Nigeria go for him, it will not be a bad choice. Coaching or the style of football coaches adopt is not the problem of Nigerian football," Loscuito, who is in Lome, Togo, where he is receiving treatment after food poisoning and an operation further stated.
Loscuito says the problem of Nigerian football goes beyond the football players on the field and the coaches on the dugout.
"No coach will succeed if the working environment is not football-friendly. I have no further comments on that line of question or Sunday's resignation. Let the right things be done. Nigeria have fantastic players who understand the tactics of their coaches," Loscuito tells Completesportsnigeria.com.
Loscuito also hints that he is receiving offers for a coaching job, but stopped short of mentioning where the offers are coming from.
"I have received offers from some teams but I do not want to disclose them now. Don't stress my friend, it is secret for me. As for me, and the Nigeria Football Federation, we have finished our problems. I will not consider the Super Eagles again," the former ASFA Yenanga of Burkina Faso tactician concludes.
The Bolton White Apartment camp in Abuja of the Super Eagles is agog with preparation which the home-based players had begun, and they will be joined early next week by the overseas -based players.