Finidi George Remains Hopeful Despite Nigerian Coaching Job Snubs

 The Champions League winner says he would not get discouraged despite the constant snubs by Nigerian football authorities

Former Nigeria and Ajax star Finidi George has vowed to keep pushing on despite being denied the chance to handle Nigeria U17 on two occasions.

The retired winger, 49, boasts a UEFA A Licence which allows him to become head coach of youth teams up to 18 years, reserve teams and men’s professional second-tier outfits.

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He was first denied the chance to take charge of the Golden Eaglets as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) decided to retain veteran tactician Manu Garba. It was the same case of rejection in 2019 as he was snubbed for a vastly experienced compatriot Fatai Amoo.

Even at the unremitting snub, the Super Eagles legend disclosed that he will not ‘shut the door’ to the country he represented at two Fifa World Cups.

“I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” George told BBC Sport Africa.

“It’s a matter of having patience. So I’m open to continuing to improve myself with the hope of getting a chance to coach one of the country’s youth teams.

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