NFF reportedly set to hire World Cup finalist as head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria


With the position of the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria still vacant, reports indicate that the NFF have started considering the option of hiring a World Cup finalist for the position.

According to numerous reports, the NFF will be vying with countries like South Korea, Morocco, Cameroon and others to sign the World Cup finalist for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

It has been revealed that the head coach who led France to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup 2023 and Saudi Arabia to their first victory over Argentina at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Hervé Renard.

French football manager Hervé Renard, who led Saudi Arabia in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, is expected to step down from his role as coach of the French women's national team at the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. Renard himself announced his decision during a press conference earlier this week, where he confirmed that he had already informed the French Football Federation (FFF) of his intention to move on after the summer tournament.

While acknowledging the difficulty of the job, Renard outlined his personal objectives for the future, stating that he hopes to lead a men's national team to the 2026 World Cup. This would be his third World Cup as a head coach of a men's team, and he emphasized that this is a primary motivation for him. Renard is actively seeking opportunities to take charge of another men's national team shortly.

This would be a huge boost for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as Renard is known for his prowess in tournaments and also with African countries as well. With AFCON 2025 and the world cup 2026 qualifiers on the horizon this would be a statement signing for the NFF as well as a way of them declaring their intent for men's football on the biggest of stages.

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