- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - The Nigeria Football Federation says former Paris Saint-Germain manager Paul Le Guen has turned down a contract to become the new national team coach.

The NFF had announced the Frenchman’s appointment on Monday pending the finalizing of his contract. On Tuesday, the NFF says Le Guen objected to having targets written into the deal and did not want to live in Nigeria.

In a statement, NFF official Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande says “there is absolutely no issue with Le Guen saying he is not coming. Several highly-qualified persons would be happy to be named manager of the senior national team of Nigeria.”

Nigeria has been looking for a new coach since Sunday Oliseh quit in February.

Le Guen has coached Oman and Cameroon since ending a two-year spell at PSG in 2009.

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