Ameobi eyes coach­ing role with New­cas­tle United

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Nige­ria in­ter­na­tional, Shola Ameobi is eye­ing a coach­ing role with New­cas­tle United in fu­ture where he spent four­teen years of his ca­reer, though he cur­rently plays for Notts County.

The striker has fea­tured five times this sea­son for the League Two side but claims that New­cas­tle will al­ways be part of his life.

Ameobi who has bagged his UEFA A Li­cence is pas­sion­ate about help­ing young boys de­velop their skills.

“I’m still help­ing out on days off [from Notts County],” Ameobi told The Gua­dian. “New­cas­tle is home and it’s where I live, even if I stay down in Not­ting­ham dur­ing the week. I work with New­cas­tle’s academy play­ers, the school­boys; from 12s to 16s. It’s do­ing ses­sions and work­ing with the strik­ers. “I am do­ing it when I can. It’s some­thing that I’m pas­sion­ate about - I have been all my ca­reer - and it’s helped me, as well. It lets me see the game from a coach’s per­spec­tive. It’s re­ally broad­ened my hori­zons. “When I was in the New­cas­tle youth sys­tem, I was in­spired by the guys in the first-team and that’s what I want to do for th­ese younger play­ers.”

Shola Ameobi

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