Super Eagles Coaching Role: Can NFF Afford Herve Renard?

Football Federation (NFF) in hiring Herve Renard as the new head coach of the Super Eagles raises concerns about the financial sustainability of such a move, Soccernet reports.

Considering the recent struggles the NFF faced in meeting the salary demands of former coach Jose Peseiro, who eventually departed from the role, it’s worrisome to contemplate the prospect of paying Renard a reported $150,000 monthly salary.

This amount, equivalent to about 213,150,000 Nigerian naira, presents a significant financial burden for the NFF.

Given the challenges of meeting previous coaching salaries, it’s prudent for the NFF to reconsider their approach and perhaps prioritize hiring a coach with more manageable salary expectations.

This could involve sticking with the original plan of appointing a home-based coach, who would likely command a lower salary and alleviate financial strain on the federation.

Names like Finidi George and Emmanuel
Amuneke have been mentioned as potential candidates for the Super Eagles head coach role, among others.

Opting for a coach from within Nigeria’s football community not only ensures affordability but also fosters continuity and a stronger connection with local talent and football culture.

In the face of financial constraints, prioritizing stability and sustainability in coaching appointments is crucial for the long-term development and success of Nigerian Football.