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I’ll revive Eagles dwindling fortunes, Lagerback

Former Sweden coach, Lars Lagerback, says he is poised to revive the dwindling fortunes of Nigeria Football, if given the mandate to handle the national team.

Celebrating bronze••• Lagerback promises to up Eagles' performance. Photo: AFP.

Lagerback, one of the high profile names linked with the vacant Super Eagles Technical Adviser job, has already been interviewed in London by the panel set up by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

It was gathered that the coach, who dazzled the panel with his CV, is demanding a two-year contract from the NFF.
Lagerback’s representa-tive in Nigeria, Kenneth Ahuchaogu, said that the coach is not only ready to ensure that Nigeria perform well at the South Africa 2010 World Cup, but also determined to discover more talents for the national team.

According to Ahuchaogu, the coach has pinpointed indiscipline on the parts of the players as one of the greatest factors militating against the Super Eagles, stressing that Lagerback is coming to correct such anormaly.
“Lagerback intends Nigeria does well in the South Africa 2010 World Cup, but is equally ready to discover and groom talents for the Super Eagles.

“He is asking for a two- year contract to enable him harness these talents which abound all over in Nigeria,” Ahuchaogu said.

Meanwhile, Italy’s coach to the USA ’94 World Cup, Ariggo Sacchi, has become the latest coach to indicate interest for the Super Eagles job.

Also in the race for the vacant Technical Adviser position are former England mangers, Sven Goran Eriksson and Glenn Hoddle.


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