TimeTestedNews ||French coach, Eric Chelle, eyes Super Eagles job


French born Coach Éric Chelle of Mali has expressed his desire of coaching the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Chelle, who guided the Malian team to the quarter-finals of the last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and secured a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in a recent friendly match, shared his aspiration in a recent interview.


The former Lens captain stated that it would be an honour and a proud moment for him to coach Nigeria.

He said Super Eagles have a rich history and immense talent, and he believes he could contribute to their success.

Nigeria’s football scene has experienced significant turbulence recently.

After parting ways with Coach José Peseiro following the AFCON, the Nigerian Football Federation appointed Finidi George, who was subsequently dismissed after just two games.

This instability has left the Super Eagles in a precarious position, with their chances of qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup hanging in the balance.

The tactician has taken charge of 22 matches, winning 14, drawing 5, and losing just 3, between 2022 and 2024.

Fans and analysts alike are keen to see if the Nigerian Football Federation will consider Chelle’s candidacy as they seek to stabilise and strengthen the Super Eagles ahead of crucial upcoming fixtures.