The Frenchman took over the side after the exit of German tactician Otto Pfister in May and, with the team struggling in their opening two qualifiers, turned things around with four straight victories.
“The negotiations to continue the job with Cameroon did not last 30
seconds,” Le Guen said after a signing ceremony at the National Sports
Stadium in Yaounde, at a press conference.
But his targets with the side are tough.
Cameroon Sports Minister
Michel Zoah confirmed he has asked Le Guen to win the 2010 Africa Cup
of Nations in Angola, and get the Indomitable Lions to the
quarterfinals of the World Cup.
One of the masterstrokes of Le Guen during his time in charge was to
appoint inspirational striker Samuel Eto’o captain of the national
side, and the Inter Milan star responded by not only scoring the goals
that took Cameroon to South Africa, but by being able to lift his
teammates in their all-round performance.
Cameroon have been drawn with Gabon, Zambia and Tunisia in Group D at
the Nations Cup, and Netherlands, Denmark and Japan in Group E at the