SPORT Chief Coach su­pe­rior to as­sis­tant man­ager — Yusuf

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

Su­per E Ea­gles Chief Coach Sal­isu Yusuf has cl clar­i­fied that his new role is far supe su­pe­rior to the one he held be­fore now where he was sec­ond in cha charge as as­sis­tant man­ager to t three gaffers be­fore he was given th the job on a care­taker ba­sis. Yusuf was re­act­ing to nu­mer­ous com­ments from foot­ball fol­low­ers, pun­dits and a for­mer sports min­is­ter who believe that the term ‘Chief Coach’ was just a ter­mi­nol­ogy used to comfort him and that he’ll still be as­sist­ing Paul Le Guen or who­ever the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion de­cides to bring in as man­ager or Tech­ni­cal Ad­viser.

In a chat with Daily Trust yes­ter­day, the for­mer Kano Pil­lars boss said he is sat­is­fied with the new po­si­tion and will give his best to see Nige­ria suc­ceed in not only qual­i­fy­ing for the next FIFA World Cup but also other vi­tal games.

“With this new role, I have a su­pe­rior role to play un­like be­fore; I am in full charge of the home based play­ers and have a big­ger func­tion with the main na­tional team so I dis­agree with those say­ing it’s the same as as­sis­tant coach,” Yusuf noted.

He also de­clined com­ment­ing on the sit­u­a­tion re­gard­ing Le Guen and the Glass House, men­tion­ing that the sit­u­a­tion isn’t within his purview as he’s just an em­ployee.

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