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Tom Saintfiet dumps Nigeria for Bangladesh job

Former Nigeria Football Federation technical director Tom Saintfiet may have accepted and resumed coaching with the Bangladesh senior national team.

Saintfiet is one of three candidates shortlisted by the Nigeria Football Federation to coach the Super Eagles, though reports are rife the FA have settled for French man Paul Le Guen.

According to Dhaka Tribune, the Belgian has already started work with the national team of Bangladesh and they are preparing for upcoming games.

“I saw exactly what you saw. As a coach, I was without a job for the last two months. I sent my CV to different federations all over the world and Nigeria were one of them. On Friday, I saw I was in the shortlist but I don’t have proper information about it (regarding interview with NFF),” Saintfiet was quoted by the Dhaka Tribune.

“The first focus is on two (AFC Asian Cup qualifying playoff) matches against Bhutan in September and October. When the matches are finished, hopefully with the qualification, we will work together in future. First focus is on three months and to try to get good results.”

His status has also been updated on Wikipedia as coach of Bangladesh.

Saintfiet may now miss out on the reported interview scheduled for Monday July 18, by the Nigeria FA.

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