Enyeama gets new coach - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ayodeji Tunde | 23/12/2017

Former Nigeria captain, Vincent Enyeama is set for life under a new coach as it is understood that Christophe Galtier has come to an agreement in principle to become Lille's new head coach.

The Ligue 1 club have confirmed that Galtier, who played for them from 1987 to 1990 is available to be hired having left Saint-Etienne at the end of last season after eight years in charge at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

 His next assignment will be to drag Lille away from the relegation zone after a difficult start to 2017-18 under Marcelo Bielsa, the club only claiming 19 points from as many games.

 The 51-year-old will put pen to paper on December 29, with his first game in charge against Le Mans in the Coupe de France early in January.

 "I am very happy to join Lille," Galtier told the club's official website.


"Although I am aware of the situation and the task ahead of us, I was quickly convinced by the words of [sporting director] Luis Campos on the viability and seriousness of the project undertaken by [chairman] Gerard Lopez and his team. 


"I had different proposals since my departure from Saint-Etienne but I was looking for a project on which I could settle with important objectives like Lille."

It is yet to be seen if there will be a change in fortunes for Enyeama under the incoming gaffer as it was literally hell for him under the former boss, Bielsa.