The Nigeria Football Association and the technical adviser of the national team, Lars Lagerback may have parted ways permanently, if reports reaching Sports Vanguard are anything to go by.


Lagerback who led the Eagles to their worst World Cup outing in South Africa 2010 flew straight to his native Swede was rumoured to have agreed to a long-term contract with his employers stayed back in Sweden, following the changes in the NFA that resulted in the impeachment of former chairman, Abdulahi Sani Lulu, his first vice, Amanzre Uchegbulam and erstwhile chairman of the technical committee, Taiwo Ogunjobi.

The Swede has finally decided to stay away from his plum  job after studying the issues that led to the changes in the FA. One of the topical issues surrounding the changes was the employment of Lagerback and the pecks of office which came under heavy scrutiny.

But the Alhaji Aminu Maigari-led NFA is not particularly disturbed about the Swede’s decision to stay away as it was confirmed that talks between the NFA and Samson Siasia were in advanced stage to engage the Bayelsa state-born gaffer as the new Eagles coach.

A member of the NFA executive committee, Dominic Iorfa confirmed that Lagerback would not be coming back to extend his contract with Nigeria. “Yes, Lagerback will not come back again. We are not perturbed.  “We are discussing with Siasia and will soon reach an agreement. Once the discussion is concluded, we will let Nigerians know.”, Iorfa said on Brila

Man of the moment, Samson Siasia is currently in charge of Heartland FC of Owerri and has said that his job in Owerri would not disturb him from handling the national team. “There is no problem as regards handling the two assignments. Things will be worked out once we are on track”, he said


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