Michael Nsien: US U19 Coach Explains Why He Deserves to Be Nigeria’s Next Manager, Video

Michael Nsien: US U19 Coach Explains Why He Deserves to Be Nigeria’s Next Manager, Video

Ero Samson
updated at March 25, 2024 at 1:41 PM
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  • The coaching situation of the Nigerian team remains a huge topic of discussion
  • Numerous managers have continued to show their intent to take over as coach
  • A US U19 coach has stated why he deserves to be named Nigeria's next gaffer

The coaching scenario surrounding the Super Eagles remains a prominent topic that continues to dominate Nigeria's footballing circles.

A flurry of managers have continued to declare their desire to lead the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finalists, following the departure of Jose Peseiro.

Emmanuel Amunike, Sunday Oliseh, and Henry Makinwa, among many others, have openly declared their intent to coach the Super Eagles, with even a few going further to outline their plan to ensure they achieve maximum success with the Nigerian team.

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Michael Nsien has been vocal about his intent to become the next coach of the Super Eagles. Image: @9jaPlayersNews.
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The latest to join in on this conversation of being the ideal fit to coach the Super Eagles is the United States' U19 coach, Michael Nsien.

The 43-year-old, who played for Nigeria at the U23 level in 2003, has explained why he is the ideal fit for the Nigerian national team.

Nsien on Super Eagles' vacancy

Speaking in an interview, as captured by Brila.net, the former FC Tulsa coach expressed his confidence in his candidacy, emphasising that he is the ideal candidate to build on the positives from the Super Eagles' performance at the AFCON in Ivory Coast. He stated:

"I think I have a ton of experience, and I am definitely worth the amount that rumours have it that they [NFF] have offered the former coach previously and things like that."

This statement from the US-trained coach appears to be a measured response to the ongoing discussions about his suitability to lead the Super Eagles.

Coach Nsien's managerial record, according to data courtesy of Brila.net, includes 107 games managed, with 37 victories, 25 draws, and 45 losses.

Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee will consider him qualified to lead the Super Eagles.

Guardiola backs ex-assistant for Super Eagles role

Sports Brief also previously reported that Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has endorsed Domenec Torrent to become Nigeria's next coach.

Torrent has previously achieved success working alongside Guardiola at European giants like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and the EPL champs.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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