Redknapp Set To Be Named New Super Eagles Coach

Redknapp Set To Be Named New Super Eagles Coach

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp could be the new head coach of the Super eagles in a shock appointment, the Daily Star has claimed.

The Nigeria Football Federation appointed Salisu Yusuf as interim manager this week to take charge of two upcoming friendlies against Mali in Paris on May 27 and Luxembourg on June 1.



But Redknapp, who was once tipped to become England coach, has been reportedly approached to take over the Super Eagles full time.


Daily Star claims that a source close to the team revealed Redknapp could be named as the next permanent Nigeria manager within a few days.


 Sunday Oliseh, who left in February after falling out with the NFF over unpaid salaries, was the last permanent head coach of the Super Eagles.


Redknapp is largely untested at international level after narrowly missing out on the England job to Roy Hodgson.


Last month Redknapp, 69, finished a two-game deal managing Jordan – reportedly a favour for the country's FA president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

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  • this is not a story to talk about now. we are aware that there are competition out there in the media. who go first publish a news item. does completesport sef believe the story? this is no news.

  • Adamu 7 years ago

    @Djeniko, yes you are right, it really not a story to talk about, but I wish it will be possible Redknapp become our national team coach, would have been better for our Eagles lol

  • urchmann 7 years ago

    I hope you nff can pay him his salary as stipulated by his contract.

  • @adamu, I entirely disagree with you that this so call  coach is fit for Nigeria. You remember he was in Syria and how was it. Failed. He was gunning for the England coach without being invited and he lost his Tottanham coach job as he neglected his job and was pursuing the national team coaching job. Overall he is not fit. He is just fake. He needs the money as his retirement cushion. Most of we do not need a foreign coach. Employ our local coaches and give them refresher courses. There was this news that LMC is going into partnership with La Liga. So why is NFF still pursuing this foreign coach venture. I believe Nigerian fans and stakeholders do not like the idea of a foreign coach.

  • Oluwaseun Abel 7 years ago

    If true then we are doom from the onset. If English coaches with all the star studded players can’t get it right with the English national team, how then will they get it right with the super Eagles? I still believe in a Stephen keshi who has got all the experience needed in Africa football than an inexperience redknapp. That is not to say he’s not good.

  • I said it that the story about Harry Redknapp as Nigerian coach is not believeable. There is a news item in bbc.com that Harry Redknapp is to join Australian club Central  Coast  Mariners as a consultant. He is 63 yrs old and failed in Jordan. He destroyed Portsmouth fc who are at present in the league2. So why did bbc carry the Australian deal but did not say anything about the NFF proposal? Maybe completesportsnigeria should update us more.

  • no bi small business’this nff self. Abi nah complete sports another fluid news again.