Saintfiet sends come get me plea to Nigeria

Tom Saintfiet head coach of Namibia ©Sabelo Mngoma/Backpagepix

Tom Saintfiet has issued a come get me plea to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as he is interested in filling the vacant managerial post of Super Eagles.

The 43-year-old was pencilled down as one of the three candidates for the Nigerian job alongside Paul Le Guen and Salisu Yusuf but reports have it that the Belgian has already accepted to replace Lodewijk de Kruif as the new manager of Bangladesh.

However, the well-travelled coach who has enjoyed stints with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Yemen, Malawi, and Togo revealed that he has an offer on the table from the Asian side but only wants to coach the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

‘I have an unsigned contract to coach the Bangladesh national football team but Nigeria is my priority for now,’ Saintfiet said.

Paul Le Guen looks like the favourite to land the Super Eagles job as some section of the Nigerian media suggests that the NFF are ready to sign him up as the next manager.

Recently, words from the Glass house reveals that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are happy with recommendations from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Le Guen and that has swayed them into considering the French man as their first choice ahead of Saintfiet and Salisu.