Eriksson, Seedorf & Kluivert in for Cameroon coaching role

Eriksson, Seedorf & Kluivert in for Cameroon coaching role

Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is a front runner for Cameroon national team vacant position, according to sources close to the talks in Yaoundé.

The 70-year-old Swedish manager is currently in the central African country negotiating terms of a potential contract ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in the country.

“As we speak, negotiations are underway with Eriksson. Perhaps he has already put pen to paper,” said Parfait Siki, Cameroon FA (Fecafoot) media officer.

The former Lazio, Man City and England coach is reportedly demanding 50 million Francs CFA ($100,000) per month.

It’s too early to suggest whether local officials see that fee on the high side, however, two other options are being considered alongside, according to sources.

Dutchmen Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert have been contacted by Fecafoot but negotiations are yet to be officially opened.

“It’s true they (Seedorf-Kluivert) don’t have huge experience in coaching but their long and rich career as players is something special the Indomitable Lions could benefit from,” a source at the body said.

Cameroon parted ways with Belgian Hugo Broos, who led the team to clinch the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, after failing to qualify the Lions to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

 

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