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Cameroon exploring other options after Eriksson talks for Lions job

The Cameroon Football Federation has revealed it is exploring other options for the coaching position at the head of the…

The Cameroon Football Federation has revealed it is exploring other options for the coaching position at the head of the national team after holding talks with Swede Sven Goran Eriksson at the weekend.

The former England manager left Cameroon on Saturday morning after spending 48 hours in Yaounde where he held talks with authorities in Yaounde for the vacant managerial position.

Eriksson, who has agreed a deal in principle to become the head coach of the Iraqi national team, according to his agent is said to have demanded a monthly salary rannging between 50 million and 65 million francs CFA.

A financial request deemed too excessive by the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education who were prepared to offer a monthly salary slightly above 30 million Francs CFA.

With the Swede leaving Cameroon without any conclusion, the Cameroon Football Federation proceeded by releasing a statement in which it said they would continue their search including the other candidates who have been interviewed for the job. The Cameroon Football Federation said it would assess the situation and appoint a new coach “in the days ahead.”

However, most of the candidates who were shortlisted for the job have since moved to different pastures after waiting in vain to hear from Fecafoot.

Welsman John Toshack who was one of the leading candidates, has since joined Iranian top flight side Tractor  SaziGerman-born Antoine Hey has been appointed in Myanmar while Carlos Quieroz, would extend his contract with the Iranian national team. The other shorlisted candidates, Frenchman Alain Giresse and Belgian Tom Sainfiet are still without a job and remain in the running.

Cameroon are without a coach with less than a year before the host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and Alexandre Belinga has been in temporary charge since Hugo Broos was sacked earlier this year.

Cameroon have never been led at at Afcon finals by a local coach since Jean Manga Onguene did so in 1998 in Burkina Faso.

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