Former Lyon and PSG coach is set to be named as Nigeria’s national team manager any moment from now, he’ll have the immediate task of navigating Eagles through a tough 2018 World Cup qualifying group that features Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia. Here are five things to know about the Frenchman.
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He appeared for hometown team Stade Brest, Nantes and PSG where he made nearly five hundred appearances and won the Cup Winners’ Cup medal in 1996.
On the downside France never got the best out of him on the international stage. He only appeared 17 times for Les Blues as he was always injured when he was called upon.
He was part of the star-studded team that narrowly missed out on the 1994 World Cup alongside English Premier League heroes Eric Cantona and David Ginola.
He managed Rennes between 1998 – 2001 and is credited with bringing to limelight two of Africa’s legendary players Senegal’s El Hadji Diouf and DR Congo’s Shabani Nonda. Under his guidance, he developed into super talented footballers.
Not too long ago before PSG’s resurgence, Lyon once held sway scooping seven Ligue 1 titles on the trot, well, Le Guen played a part in that, guiding the team to three league titles during his time.
Glasgow Rangers fans will remember Le Guen for one thing though, he was the shortest serving manager in the club’s 143-year history, replaced Alex Mcleish in March 2006 only depart ten months later by mutual consent after a the most terrible start to a season by Rangers where they won only two of their first ten games in 2006/2007
For Cameroon, Le Guen entered the history books when he guided the indomitable lions to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
It was the first Mundial to be staged on the African continent and the Frenchman made sure the central Africans marked their attendance on the register.