We want Mourinho, Guardiola, others — Nigeria Sports Minister

The Nigeria Sports Minister, Tamuno Danagogo, has told the Nigeria Football Federation that Nigeria only deserves first class Coaches like Stephen Keshi, Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho.

Briefing journalists, Mr. Danagogo said the NFF should search for a first class foreign coach in the mould of the aforementioned coaches in case Stephen Keshi refuses to sign a new contract with the Nigeria

“And when we say the best hands, we should be looking at coaches in the class of the Jose Mourinho’s of this world, Pep Guardiola… Those are the kind of coaches we should be looking at.

“What I have urged the NFF to do is make sure that should Keshi not be given the job, a coach with a lesser pedigree than Keshi is employed. I have said we should encourage our local coaches,”

“Many have argued that presently Keshi is the best we have for now, while others are of the view that he has done his best.

“What I am saying is this, if Keshi declines the job, let’s look for another competent hand from the home front. But if we must get a foreign coach, then we must get the best hands not just any foreign coach.” He explained
Keshi, who won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, has been out of contract since July 2014 when the Brazil World Cup ended. He has, however, been offered a new contract and the NFF has given him till Thursday to accept or reject it.

The Sports Minister further said in as much as he is not forcing Keshi on the NFF, he would be happy to see our local hands get better by sending them to refresher courses.

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