According to FCNaija.com, the Nigerian Football Federation have placed Super Eagles assistant Salisu Yusuf as interim manager of the team, to be assisted by Technical director Shaibu Amodu and Austin Okocha following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh yesterday night.
Oliseh resigned as Super Eagles handler late last night after just eight months in-charge of the team following his appointment on July 3, 2015. He sent his letter of resignation to the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung and NFF president Amaju Pinnick.
The former Juventus and Ajax midfielder has endured a strain relationship with the Nigerian football governing body after he went on Youtube to blasts critics following his failure to go beyond the quarter final of the last Championship of African Nations in Rwanda.
He was seriously reprimanded by the Amaju Pinnick led board and had his PA Tijani Babagidan sacked but he was later recalled with the condition that his salary will be included in the gaffer’s take-home.
Oliseh as usual took to twitter to explain the reason for his resignation as he wrote: ‘Due to Contract violations, lack of Support, Unpaid wages, Benefits to my players, Asst.Coaches & myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach.’
It was a classic Oliseh move but that has left the country in search a new manager ahead of the all important double-headed against Egypt next month in the African Nations Cup qualifiers.
Already, Emmanuel Amuneke and Samson Siasia are favourites to land the job but Stephen Keshi is also has an outside chance of returning to the team.