Ex- International Emmanuel Amuneke has laughed off talks of being mentioned for the Super Eagles assistant coach job saying he is good for the plum position, not a sidekick.
Not impressed with the insinuation that he is angling for the Super Eagles assistant coach job, the former African Footballer of the Year Award winner stated that such an idea has not crossed his mind.
He also laughed off the talks of Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr preferring to work with erstwhile Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf to him, pointing out that he never sort to be an assistant coach to the Franco-German.
Amunike exclusively told Sportsrevelation he is not thinking of leaving his current job in Egypt to play a second fiddle to any other coach in Nigeria or elsewhere.
“I categorically deny nursing any ambition to work under any other coach either in Nigeria or elsewhere with my pedigree in the game. I did not apply to work as Rohr’s assistant and nobody has also approached me about it”.
Speaking further from his base in Egypt, he said, “Why should I be an assistant coach to anyone with my pedigree in the game. With what I have done in the industry either as a player or coach, I should be going higher than working under another coach”.
Amunike argued that he has what it takes to lead the Super Eagles in 2020 and beyond”.
The member of FIFA and CAF Technical Study Group (TSG) said he will rather wait for his time to be the Technical Advisor/ Head Coach of Super Eagles, adding that “my philosophy has been there is no hurry in life, when the time comes I will get the chance to showcase my prowess”.
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