Emmanuel Amunike: Olympics gold medal-winning coach endorses ex-Barcelona man for Tremendous Eagles job

Emmanuel Amunike: Olympics gold medal-winning coach endorses ex-Barcelona man for Tremendous Eagles job

Former Tremendous Eagles Technical Adviser Jo Bonfrere has expressed his conviction that Emmanuel Amunike has all it takes to change into the pinnacle coach of the Nigerian males’s nationwide crew, Soccernet.ng reviews.

The top coach of the Tremendous Eagles is at the moment vacant after the exit of former Sporting Lisbon supervisor Jose Peseiro, who led Nigeria to a runner-up spot on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Nigeria Soccer Federation has taken steps to interchange the Portuguese tactician, with the soccer physique asserting it’s taking purposes from coaches for the job.

1994 Africa Participant of the Yr, Amunike has already confirmed that he has submitted his software to the NFF for consideration.

Amunike is believed to be one of many favourites for the function.

The previous Barcelona winger has a formidable CV as a participant and a coach.

Other than profitable titles in Egypt, Portugal, and Spain, Amunike lifted the AFCON in 1994 and received the soccer gold medal on the 1996 Olympic Video games in Atlanta.

Bonfrere labored with Amunike on the occasion because the Dutch tactician was the coach answerable for that Dream Group.

Bonfrere, who equally labored with Austin Okocha, George Finidi, Sunday Oliseh, and Ndubuisi Egbo throughout his time with Nigeria, says Amunike is healthier positioned to steer the Eagles.

Bonfrere, who led Nigeria to a second-place end on the AFCON within the 12 months 2000, is satisfied that Amunike has the standard wanted to make the Tremendous Eagles soar to the head of African soccer once more.

“Sure, I agree Nigeria wants a neighborhood coach in the mean time. Not a foreigner,” Bonfrere advised VON.

“However the nation can have every thing to achieve if the authorities ought to appoint Emmanuel Amuneke for the job. I do know him very properly.

“He has a really sturdy mentality. He has the self-discipline and technical savvy to realize outcomes. The truth is, if the Federation calls me to supply technical backup to Amuneke, I’ll gladly settle for the duty.

“I’m Dutchgerian. I labored so properly with Nigerian gamers, profitable nice laurels for the nation. I nonetheless comply with Nigeria soccer, and I’m not proud of the pace of her progress.

“The nation wants extra pace, and of all of the native gamers I labored with again within the day, I’ll gladly advocate Emmanuel Amuneke for the job.

“I’ll comfortably work with him from behind the scenes, and collectively, we are going to return Nigeria soccer to its superb heights.”

Amunike led the Golden Eaglets to win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup two years after profitable the trophy because the crew’s assistant coach.

The previous Zamalek winger additionally guided the Tanzanian nationwide crew to the 2019 AFCON, the nation’s first look on the event in 39 years.

N.B: Is Jo Bonfrere proper that Emmanuel Amunike is the fitting man for the Tremendous Eagles job? Depart your feedback beneath.

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