Former Germany and Scotland coach Berti Vogts has confirmed that he has agreed to coach Nigeria until the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“My task is to lead Nigeria to the 2008 Africa Nations Cup and to the 2010 World Cup finals,” Vogts said in London, afterr watching Nigeria’s 4-1 defeat to Ghana in a friendly match on Tuesday.
The 60-year-old, who has been in talks with Nigerian officials for several weeks, said he had agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Vogts coached Germany from 1990 to 1998, guiding the team to the 1996 European title. His spell in charge of Scotland was less distinguished, with Vogts resigning in November 2004 after two and half years in charge.