Former Nigeria international Sam Sodje has said that the Super Eagles need a top foreign coach to return the Super Eagles to the top.

Sodje
Sodje

“I won’t really want to say foreign coach is what the Eagles need, but I think the rate at which the team is declining, a foreign coach might be what we should consider at this point, no disrespect to our home-grown coaches but not just a foreign coach that is needed just because he’s got a different skin colour, but a proven and good one, someone who has the credentials to speak for him,” said Sodje.

“If NFF are not ready for such coach, there is no need to get a foreign coach.”

Sodje, who is holding talks with English teams like Manchester City, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool for partnership with the Delta Elite U16 League, said Nigeria coaches have not shown they are good enough to handle the Eagles.

“No disrespect to Nigerian coaches, but the fact remains we really lack a top-grade manager,” he said.

“There are so many things they can do to improve themselves, though administrators still have a big part to play in this.

“The sad thing is that the few local coaches I have met think they know everything and then they stop learning.”

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