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Nigeria And Morroco Target Laurent Blanc For Coaching Roles

Nigeria And Morroco Target Laurent Blanc For Coaching Roles

African giants Nigeria and Morocco are keen on appointing Frenchman Laurent Blanc as head coach of their national teams, reports Completesports.com.

According to a report in getfootballnewsfrance, the two countries are seriously interested in the former Manchester United and Barcelona defender.

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Blanc left Qatari club Al-Rayan earlier this season and it remain to be seen if he will be interested in taking the Super Eagles job.

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The Nigeria Football Federation sacked interim technical adviser Augustine Eguavoen following the Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and former Netherlands international Phlilip Cocu are also rumoured to be in the running for the job.

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The NFF are looking to appoint a new manager in time for the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations which starts in June.

Morocco are considering removing Vahid Halilhodzic despite World Cup qualification last month after falling out with star forward Hakim Ziyech.

by Adeboye Amosu

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 22
  • KangA 8 months ago

    Now, we are talking! NFF should appease the SE fans by appointing a sound coach and leave him free to manage the team. 

    That’s the only way to break from mediocrity and non- performance.

     
  • Greenturf 8 months ago

    Ernesto valverde is my choice.
    I want a coach that will help to sort out our midfield quagmire.
    Another candidate to be considered is Rohr.
    Apparently,we are still paying his salaries,and he said he won’t hesitate to carry on from where he stopped should the Nff want him back.
    Besides he would be a cheap option,he understands the terrain,players and the politics in Nigerian football.
    I think the Nff should leave pride and go for this German,like the saying “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”.

     
  • Four four two 8 months ago

    Where and Where has Blanc Coached. We need a Coach with great experience who know what its takes to win trophies. From the point of view, Rohr, Blanc, Eguavon missed out. Siasia1 and other top coaches with profiles fit kj

     
  • Don’t be deceived by NFF …NFF no dey serious about all these high profile coaches namely larent blanc or Ernesto valverde ..they already have in mind to employ a mechanic foreign coach for eagle ..

     
  • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

    Abeg make NFF get this MAN

    Even if them go need MONEY

    We FANS and FORUMITES can LEND them…

     
  • pompei 8 months ago

    Blanc will likely choose Morocco.
    1) Morocco qualified for the world cup. Which coach does not want to lead a team to the world cup?
    2) Blanc will expect his salaries to be paid on time and without interruption. He will get that for sure with Morocco.
    3) Morocco is francophone. Suits him perfectly as a Frenchman.
    4) Morocco FA is way better organized and more professional than our joke of an NFF.
    Blanc will likely want to save himself the headache of having to deal with our inept NFF.
    5) With the Morocco squad, he has a solid foundation to work with. Good players, a solid system, good pitches guaranteed, good facilities, functioning football administration, etc.
    With Nigeria, he will be entering ONE CHANCE.
    For these reasons, it’s highly likely that Monsieur Blanc will opt for the Atlas Lions.
    Of course, there is still a chance that against all odds, he could chose Nigeria. If the NFF can do a wonderful job of attracting him, then it is possible. Therefore, I challenge our NFF:
    SURPRISE US. PULL A RABBIT OUT OF YOUR HAT!
    If this NFF can get us Blanc, I personally will start supporting them. That’s a promise.

     
    • Morocco Francophone? No na. Arabu ni.

       
      • Luqmanov 8 months ago

        Yes, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are Francophone countries. They are former French colonies just like many West African countries.

         
  • pompei 8 months ago

    Of course, if we can’t get Blanc, our focus should be on Valverde and Cocu.
    We need one of these 3.
    In order of preference:
    1) Blanc
    2) Valverde
    3) Cocu
    If the NFF can somehow accomplish this, it will go a long way in convincing irate fans to give them another chance.

     
  • Sunnyb 8 months ago

    NFF are just name dropping, Pinnick will never appoint Blanc, precise Blanc will never work with bunch of pigs, our NFF are pigs and u don’t align or wrestle with pigs 

     
  • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

    Honestly if PINICK can APPOINT this man am sure we NIGERIANS will be ready to FORGIVE him his SINS and then maybe,maybe o(before una come for head. Lol.) consider him for another TERM in OFFICE

    LMFAO!!!

     
    • Greenturf 8 months ago

      What makes you think Blanc would be a success with the super eagles?Because he coached France with world class players does not mean he would transfer that success automatically to Nigeria,i’m afraid it doesn’t work that way.
      Not saying he won’t be a success should he get the job,however,what i mean is it’s not a given.

       
      • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

        So what makes you think an EXPERIENCE and WORLD CLASS COACH of this MAGNITUDE will be a FAILURE…

        You know @GREENTURF the problem we had then was that we had the TALENTS to EXECUTE the JOB but no WORLD CLASS COACH with EXPERIENCE..

        EGUAVOEN wasn’t just the man for the JOB..

        And now the NFF are trying to get us a WORLD CLASS COACH and you are this PESSIMISTIC???

        Come on man!!

         
  • Detruth 8 months ago

    @MONKEY I’m not with you on supporting this or any FF board for a third term regardless of who is hired as coach. If the NFF succeed in convincing Pep Guardiola to domp Man C to come take the job as Eagles’ coach, the only thing we can do is acknowledge them the the bold step taken and thank them for for the good decision but not change the rules to have the destroy what’s left of Nigerian football. If it’s up to me the would be gone before their term ends.

     
  • Detruth 8 months ago

    Correction:

    @MONKEY I’m not with you on supporting this or any FF board for a third term regardless of who is hired as coach. Even If the NFF succeed in convincing Pep Guardiola to domp Man C to come take the job as Eagles’ coach, the only thing we can do is acknowledge them for the bold step taken and thank them for the good decision but not change the rules to have them destroy what’s left of Nigerian football. If it’s up to me they would be gone before their term ends.

     
  • Detruth 8 months ago

    They’ve done enough damages already.

     
    • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

      Hahahahaha

      I agree with you man…

      That is why I said maybe…

      But we will sure FORGIVE them their SINS if they get us a COACH of PEP GUADIOLA CLASS right?

      LMFAO!!

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 8 months ago

        They will give us Pep Peseiro. It doesn’t really matter to me all I want is a decent foreign coach who is willing to improve our players. 

         
  • Edoman 8 months ago

    By all means, it might be better to rehire Rohr back to his job. Nigeria is paying this guy till December 2022. Myo only.

     
  • Uche Eziagu 8 months ago

    Please NFF kindly reach out to Jochim Low or Zinedine Zidane for the super eagles job.
    These two are my best option for world class coaches given that they are currently unattached.

     
  • pompei 8 months ago

    Joachim Low?
    A coach that scratches and sniffs his privates in public?
    Just google “scratch and sniff coach smells like failure”, and see what comes up!

     
  • He will go for Morocco.