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Eriksson, Lagerback arrive Abuja, face interview panel today

By Jacob Ajom
FORMER England manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, is expected to arrive Abuja today to face the interview panel for the Eagles manager’s job.

Sports Vanguard gathered that the Swede who took England to Germany 2006 World Cup views Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup project as a priority, considering the amount of interest the Nigeria Football Federation had shown in him.

On getting the invitation from Nigeria for the ongoing national team job interview, the coach who became jobless after resigning from Notts County recently has said he would change the fortunes of the national team if given the chance to lead the team.

Sports Vanguard further gathered that one other coach yet to be interviewed, Lars Lagerback, is expected to fly in today as well. They are the two remaining coaches among the invited yet to be interviewed.

Those who have passed through the interview panel’s drilling include former Senegal manager, Bruno Metsu, former England manager, Glen Hoddle and former Ghana manager, Ratomir Djukovic.

The interview panel which comprises of NFF technical committee members, representatives of the Presidential Task Force and the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Patrick Ekeji, is expected to announce a new coach for the national team on Friday.


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