NFF yet to con­tact me on Ea­gles role — Yusuf

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar

Su­per Ea­gles care­taker man­ager Sal­isu Yusuf says he hasn’t been ap­proached by the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion on pur­ported plans to make him work along­side Paul Le Guen who is ex­pected to be of­fi­cially named as the next se­nior na­tional team man­ager any­time from now.

Yusuf was re­act­ing to wide­spread re­ports that the Glass House are hop­ing to keep him in the Ea­gles set up with a view to help­ing Le Guen nav­i­gate Nige­ria through a tough 2018 FIFA World Cup qual­i­fy­ing group that fea­tures Al­ge­ria, Cameroon and Zam­bia.

In a chat with Daily Trust yes­ter­day, the for­mer Eny­imba coach added that he’ll lis­ten to the Amaju Pin­nick led NFF’s pro­pos­als be­fore tak­ing a fi­nal de­ci­sion.

“As I speak to you, I haven’t heard any­thing from the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion up till this mo­ment, I’m just read­ing those re­ports from the me­dia, as things stand I’ll wait for them to make pro­pos­als be­fore I make a fi­nal de­ci­sion on the is­sue.” Yusuf said.

Al­ready a num­ber of top per­son­al­i­ties have reached out to the for­mer Kano Pil­lars gaffer to ac­cept the Le Guen role in­clud­ing ex­in­ter­na­tion­als like Dahiru Sadi who told Daily Trust that work­ing with the French man­ager will help Yusuf on the long run when it comes to land­ing the top job.

54-year-old Yusuf has been as­sis­tant coach to Stephen Keshi, Sun­day Oliseh and Sam­son Si­a­sia, and be­fore now made it very clear he will no longer be as­sis­tant to any coach any longer promis­ing to qual­ify Nige­ria to the next Mun­dial if given the chance.

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