Super Eagles Job: Micho In Line To Take Over As Nigeria's Next Coach

By 09:37 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 Comments

Micho in line to take over Nigeria's Super Eagles

Sredojevic Milutin alias Micho is in line to dump Uganda and be named Nigeria’s next coach at the end of a two-match mandate handed the three-man caretaker coaching team led by Samson Siasia.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have already opened up discussions with experienced Serbian coach Micho and his representatives since the CHAN in Rwanda.

Top sources informed that technical committee chairman Chris Green met with Micho in Rwanda over the Eagles top coaching post and everything is now pointing to the former Rwanda and Orlando Pirates of South Africa coach to take over the Eagles after the two-match mandate given Siasia and his assistants.

“Green met with Micho at CHAN and it is like it is already a done deal. The plan was to appoint Shuaibu Amodu for the Egypt matches and after those games, a substantive foreign coach will be named with Micho in pole position,” a top official disclosed

“But Amodu declined the post because he is hypertensive and so the temporary arrangement of Siasia and co, who have been told they will revert to their previous posts after the matches against Egypt.”

Another source added: “Micho’s representatives have told me they have established a link with the NFF for quite some time now.”

It will also be recalled that former Nigeria international Tijjani Babangida, who was Sunday Oliseh’s special assistant, has alleged representatives of Herve Renard informed them NFF officials again led by Green attempted to offer Oliseh’s job to the former Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire coach.

Micho is 46 and he has proved his tactical prowess and wealth of knowledge across Africa – from Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda to Uganda – and it will be a track record that will come in handy when the 2018 World Cup qualifiers get underway in October.



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