Amaju Pinnick Gives Stunning Reason for Hiring Foreign Coaches as Manager for the Super Eagles

Amaju Pinnick Gives Stunning Reason for Hiring Foreign Coaches as Manager for the Super Eagles

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 12, 2022 at 11:19 AM
  • Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick says foreign coaches are hardly swayed by sentiments when making footballing decisions
  • The NFF has recently begun a manhunt for the vacant Super Eagles managerial role following the sacking of Augustine Eguavoen and his entire staff
  • The Football Federation aims to commence the rebuilding of the Super Eagles following their failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Amaju Pinnick has revealed that he prefers foreigners to be in charge of the Super Eagles rather than local coaches because they have a different mindset toward winning.

The Nigerian Football Federation President’s preference is based on his past experiences as he and what he claims to have observed from his current perspective.

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Amaju Pinnick has never hidden his love for foreign coaches. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei
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According to a report via Soccernet, Pinnick acknowledged the competency of some Nigerian coaches but disclosed they are yet to imbibe the winning mentality into their game.

“There are things that I know in my position that you may not know. The reason I advocate for a foreign coach is that they come in with a different mindset.
“They cannot be swayed by sentiments. All that they are after is success. This is why they come with their tactics and methods.
“It is not that I do not believe in our coaches but they need to develop that mindset. We have coaches that are quite competent but the question is: Are they good enough for us for now? I am a Nigerian and a firm believer in Nigeria but our circumstances are different.”

The NFF are presently seeking a new permanent manager for the Super Eagles following the sacking of the previous technical crew led by Augustine Eguavoen.

Rufai cautions NFF to hire a competent coach for Super Eagles

Meanwhile, former goalkeeper of the Super Eagles, Peter Rufai has advised the Nigeria Football Federation to be thorough in appointing a new coach for the national team.

According to Goal, Rufai believes that the only way for Nigeria to reclaim its former glory is for Augustine Eguavoen to be replaced by a competent coach.

Rufai, who has 65 caps for Nigeria, has urged the Nigerian federation to take its time in looking for a coach who will rekindle the country's prospects of becoming one of Africa’s best footballing nations.

Amaju Pinnick speaks over possible third term ambition

Earlier, Sports Brief reported the President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has ruled out vying for a third term when his current tenure expires.

Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the football administrator has been heavily criticized by some fans who are asking for his resignation.

And there had been rumours that the Delta State football stakeholder is nursing an ambition to run for a third term in the same capacity.

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