Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has vowed not to employ a foreign coach to take charge of the Super Eagles again after Sunday Oliseh’s handling of the job and resignation on social media while he was away at Zurich for FIFA’s elections.
Amaju, who christened Sunday Oliseh ‘Africa’s Pep Guardiola’ upon his appointment last year says the era of giving indigenious coaches a chance to head the Super Eagles is over, saying Samson Siasia will take over the team temporarily while the NFF look for the perfect ‘foreign’ replacement.
“After this Sunday Oliseh debacle, we have definitely turned the corner. We are now going to start shopping for a well grounded and qualified foreign coach to tinker the Team. Enough is enough. What we have learnt is that there is a world of difference between being a good coach and being a good manager”, he told Hotsports.tv.
While announcing his resignation on Twitter, Oliseh said “Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, assistant coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles chief coach. I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria.”
But according to reports the NFF are planning legal action against Oliseh citing he broke contractual obligations after he resigned without giving a month’s notice plus in his contract he was told to live in Nigeria and given rent but refused to live here to perform his coaching duties.