Daniel Amokachi says Lars Lagerback was paid way too much in his five-month stint as Nigeria coach.
Amokachi was one of the Swede’s assistants in a dismal World Cup performance, but argued that a Nigerian coach would have achieved more with a fraction of those wages.
“I think two hundred thousand dollars a month is a lot of money to pay a coach for a four-month deal.
“That is too much money to pay somebody to come up with just one point from three games.
“If you get a Nigerian coach and pay him less than that, he will do a better job.”
Amokachi however denied calling for Lagerback to be fired.
“I did not say any such thing at any time to anybody. I speak my mind and I stand by everything I say.
“I did not hold any meeting with anybody or ask that the coach be fired. I did not employ him. I do not know how he was employed, so why would I call for him to be sacked?”