Erikson: Why I turned down Eagles’ job in 2010

Former England coach, Sven-Göran Eriksson, says he turned down the job to manage the Super Eagles at the 2010 World Cup after he was told by an official of the Nigeria Football Federation that his salary would be paid into two different bank accounts.

Erikson made the revelation in an interview with branschen.se.

The Swede said the federation was willing to give him the job on the condition that his salary would be divided.

The 72-year-old was among the coaches shortlisted for the Eagles’ job after late Shaibu Amodu was relieved of his job despite a third-place finish at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola and qualifying the squad for the Mundial.

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