Nigeria Guardiola Former Assistant Favorite For Super Eagles Job

Domenec Torrent, a former assistant to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, is expected to be named the new manager of the Super Eagles should the Nigeria Football Federation Technical Committee choose a foreign coach.

Torrent applied for the position of coach.

An NFF insider, speaking on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that Torrent’s extensive resume made him a standout candidate for the Super Eagles position should they decide against selecting the home-grown coach.

Recall that the National Football League (NFL) received over 40 applications from international managers vying for the Super Eagles position.

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Throughout his coaching career, the 61-year-old has collaborated closely with Guardiola at Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City, where they saw great success and won a number of championships.

Since then, Torrent has moved into the position of head coach. In addition to managing Girona, he has experience managing New York City FC in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Spanish manager also managed Flamengo, a Brazilian Serie A team, and Galatasaray, a Turkish Super Lig team, most recently.

Although Torrent hasn’t won a trophy in his role as head coach, he is renowned for giving his teams a fluid attacking style of play—a trait that many Nigerians have been pining for ever since the Super Eagles’ silver-medal winning campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which ended in a loss to host Cote D’Ivoire.

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