Coach Sampson Siasia


Sampson Siasia has told the NFF he wants to be payed as much as expatriate coaches are paid for the Super Eagles job.
In a preliminary meeting between the two parties, Siasia is said to have made a demand of $100,000 (15 million naira) in monthly wages and a sign-on fee of $1 million (about 150 million naira).
The NFF are however willing to pay a monthly salary of two million naira which was later upped to to three million on condition he pays his choice of assistant manager from the amount.
"Siasia actually asked for a sign-on fee of $1million, monthly salary of N15 million, a house, a brand new car with a driver and a cook too. He was accompanied by his lawyer in the discussion with the board," a highly placed official revealed to Mtnfootball.
"After much pressure he (Siasia) reduced the amount to N12 million but the (NFF) board said they can't pay more than two million naira but later increased it to three million."He, however, said he would come back to meet with us after his CAF Champions League assignment in Egypt with Heartland. "He cited the contracts of Lars Largerback, the one of Berti Vogts and Shuaibu Amodu too. He said he is coming to handle a national team and he is confident and ready to do a good job so his case should not be different."
"Sincerely speaking I think the three million naira is too small compared with what others before him were paid," another official disclosed."But there is now a three-man committee set up by the board to discuss with his lawyer on the way forward."Lagerback took home $300,000 (about 45 million naira) for each of the five months he was in charge of the Eagles, while Shuaibu Amodu was on two million naira a month.