Shock, disbelief greet Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Nigeria’s Super Eagles head coach


IT was indeed a sudden turn of events, as one of Europe’s best football managers and controversial tactician, Jose Mourinho has been allegedly granted a provisional appointment by Nigeria’s football body, the NFF,  Nigeria  Football  Federation to manage the Super  Eagles of Nigeria  after the  interim  head  coach,  Finidi  George wasn’t found good enough by the same NFF executive.

The  Portuguese  manager  has  just  touched  down  the  Lagos  International  Airport  for  contract  signing  and  will  resume  office  in  earnest.

Mourinho will sign a four-year contract to take charge of the Super Eagles, while Finidi George, Emmanuel Amuneke and Peter Rufai will join him as his backroom staff.

“I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a legendary African side, with the massive challenge of qualifying for the Mundial,” Mourinho told MTP. 

“I am lucky because for years I had the fortune to coach big teams like Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, and now I have the opportunity to coach another big team like Nigeria. It is an honour and I want to keep winning.

“We have a duty to prove we are the best team in Africa and also do well at the World Cup.

“I’d like to thank the Nigeria Football Federation for believing in me and with their backing, I am confident that we can build a stronger Super Eagles,” he concluded.

Mourinho will be presented at a media conference on Friday in Abuja.


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