Former Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amuneke has said he is open to coaching the Super Eagles if the opportunity is given to him.
Uncertainty still surrounds the future of current coach Gernot Rohr, as the Nigeria Football Federation are yet to hand the Franco-German tactician a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in June.
In an interview with journalists on social media, the former Barcelona star, who previously coached Nigeria youth sides, the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles, said he remains hopeful of landing the Super Eagles plum job.
“I’m a very honest and straight-going guy, of course, we all nurse ambitions of coaching our country one day,” the former Tanzania coach said. “But we don’t know when, we don’t know how it will come.
“But we know, doing the right thing, and when it pleases God, who sees every affairs of men, if it pleases Him and He finds me being in a position to help the country, of course, one day I hope I will be a in a position to coach the Super Eagles.”
Following his exploits in Tanzania, where he guided the Taifa Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years last year in Egypt, many have touted Amuneke to replace Rohr as the Eagles coach.
The 1994 African Footballer of the Year also guided Nigeria’s U-17 boys to the 2015 FIFA World Cup title in Chile.