Former England manager, Sven-Goran Erikson, has revealed the reason why he rejected the opportunity to become the Super Eagles coach at the 2010 World Cup hosted on Africa soil in South Africa.
The former England manager Sven-Goran Erikson revealed this in an interview with Branschen.se.
Sven-Goran Erikson, he turned down the chances because he was told by a Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official, that his salary would be paid into two different bank accounts.
After the sack of the late Shaibu Amodu when Nigeria failed to performed to expectation in 2010 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), NFF declared interest for a foreign coach to lead the Super of Nigeria to World Cup in South Africa 2010.
The Federation contacted Guus Hiddink, Glenn Hoddle, Arigo Sacchi, Giovanni Trapattoni, Eriksson and Louis van Gaal before NFF eventually gave the job to Lars Lagerback at that time.
“I was called into the room with a chairman who declared that they wanted me as a coach but with the proviso that my salary would be divided into two parts: one that I got into my account and another that would be deposited into another account that was not in my name.
“There I refused, I thought something didn’t go right. I’ve never applied for a job in my entire life.
“All my assignments have come about through the results I have achieved. I have never gone through any traditional job interviews, never sat down and conducted any tests or been analysed,” Erikson said.