Nigeria coach Samson Siasia will not take pay cut in order to keep job

The coach says that his salary has nothing to do with his survival in the role of manager for the Super Eagles and he will not take a slash to his €22,723 monthly salary
Under fire Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has quashed any talk of taking a cut in salary to ensure he retains his position with the Super Eagles.

After the failure of the team to qualify for next January’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, Siasia’s continued tenure has come under speculation as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to meet later this week.

It has been speculated that the 44-year-old could take a 50 per cent slash to his €22,723 monthly salary.

“Why would I take a pay cut?,” Siasia was quoted by “The pay hasn’t got anything to do with [the failure to qualify].”

Siasia’s fate will be decided this week even as his former teammates Sunday Oliseh, Stephen Keshi and Daniel Amokachi are in line for the top coaching position.