Vincent Enyeama Sacked By New Lille Coach

By Ikenga Chronicles July 5, 2017

Vincent Enyeama Sacked By New Lille Coach

Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama has been sacked by new Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa, alongside 10 others.

Portugal’s Euro 2016 hero Eder and France international Rio Mavuba are among the 11 players who have been frozen out over the summer.

Following his appointment by the club’s new owner, Gerard Lopez on a two-year deal in May, the former Argentina, Chile and Marseille boss has added to the players and also informed a number of long-serving squad members not to report for pre-season training on June 19, and only to start preparing for the new campaign on July 3.

Enyeama who joined Lille in June 2011 has been one of the best performers for the French side in recent years, recording 164 appearances. It is more surprising to see the Argentine drop the Nigerian who made impressive 84 saves last term in his 32 league appearances.

In his reaction, Ivory Coast’s Junior Tallo told L’Equipe “It’s a bit bizarre, but I’m handling it OK,”

“I was informed like the others, by text. We’re under contract; the club does what it wants. We would have liked to have had a discussion. But it’s a business choice made by the bosses.

“As for me, I’m under contract. I will respect the two years I have left. I’m in no hurry. I want to establish myself at Lille. It’s the club that wants me to leave. We’ll see if they find a solution between now and the end of the transfer window. I’m calm.”