SPORT Chief Coach superior to assistant manager — Yusuf
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.