Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Roberto Mancini might be the new Super Eagles coach

According to Sky Sport Italia, former Inter Milan coach, Roberto Mancini has been contacted by Nigerian football authorities to lead the Super Eagles to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. However Mancini has not made any comment on the report.

Former Secretary-General of the defunct Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Fanny Amun, made this statement about the idea of replacing Amodu:

"He should be left to lead the team to the Nations Cup in Angola and the World Cup in South Africa in 2010,"

"Amodu has done so well, and for me he deserves to lead the team to the competitions even if it means our having the worst result with him.

"The issue of foreign coach has always come up as a fire brigade approach in our country,"

"If the NFF wants a foreign coach, let him start from scratch. Why should we go and invest so much money in nothing that at the end of it, the foreign coach will not even perform better than Amodu," he said.

When asked about reports on the possibility of Amodu quitting due to the controversy, Amun said "Nigerians do not resign."

Daily Trust

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