Le Guen appointed new Nigeria head coach

Former Cameroon coach Le Guen was reportedly chosen ahead of Belgian Tom Sainfiet and Salisu Yusuf, who has been the country's caretaker coach since May.

52-year-old Le Guen played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland).   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

Multiple reports claim Paul Le Guen has been appointed as new Super Eagles coach.

The Frenchman who will lead Nigeria to Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will be officially unveiled by the NFF Technical and Development Committee on July 18.

The 52-year-old has been linked with the Nigeria post for several months after Sunday Oliseh walked out on the Super Eagles in February, following what the former Nigeria skipper claimed were several breaches to his contract, including the non-payment of his salary for several months.

Le Guen played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland).

He qualified the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and also coached Oman national team.