Abuja - Tunde Lawson has backed Sunday Oliseh to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles but cautioned he should not allow to be dictated to.
Oliseh recently signed a renewable contract to revamp the battered identity of the three-time African Champions.
The Lagos-based coach though upbeat of Oliseh's chances with the senior national team insists he should be given the free hand and support to operate without any impositions.
“It is good that the NFF handed him the job, his first major assignment as a coach,” Lawson told News24.
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“We all know how Nigeria is especially when given such a big post where every big man wants to have his way with players' selections.
“But I will advice he (Oliseh) stands his ground and take his own decisions. I know he is a very tough and smart guy.
“He should listen to suggestions but all decisions should ultimately be taken by him under no duress from anybody.”
Oliseh until his appointment was working as a TV analyst on the bills of Supersport TV.