By Tunde Eleduni and Anthony Smart:

Sweden born coach, Lars Lagerback has been named as the new Super Eagles coach, he replaces Amodu Shaibu who has been demoted to the home based Super Eagles.

The Nigerian Football Federation has given him a semi final target at the South Africa 2010 World Cup.

Lagerback was a Swedish football manager and former player. He is best known as the former manager of the Sweden national team. He managed the Swedish national team from 1998 until 2009 leading Sweden in five consecutive championships, the first time in Swedish history. He resigned as manager in 2009 after Sweden’s failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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