New Senegal coach Lechantre resignsBy TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW | Friday, May 11 2012 at 16:25
Frenchman Pierre Lechantre who approved a two-year contract with Senegal football team the Teranga Lions last week has resigned, sources said Thursday in Dakar.
Local media said Lechantre has rescinded his decision after he obtained a more lucrative offer in the Arab world.
Sources said Lechantre will earn about 40,000 euros a month, which is slightly higher than what he would have received in Senegal.
Former Cameroon international star Roger Milla had warned the Senegalese football federation about Lechantre following his acceptance of the contract.
"Lechantre is not a serious person...he loves money than the profession," Milla is reported to have said.
Lechantre edged out renowned football coach Bruno Metsu who took the Lions to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup in Korea.
It is likely that Bruno, who is married to a Senegalese woman, could be offered the post again.
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