Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George has restated his readiness to take up a coaching role in any of the national teams.
However, the 49-year-old ex-Ajax star, who holds a UEFA Coaching License, admits that the final decision lies with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who are expected to name coaches for the various age-grade national teams in the coming days.
The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner, who has never hidden his desire to handle any national team, has been severally linked with the Golden Eaglets coaching role, having previously worked with the youth team of his former club Real Mallorca in Spain.
The former Real Betis and Calabar Rovers dazzling winger stated categorically that he remains willing to coach Nigeria at any level, adding that he is hopeful it will come to pass.
“I think I’m ready but it doesn’t depend on me. I just have to wait and see what the NFF are willing to do,” George, who won the UEFA Champions League with Ajax in 1995, said on TVC News.
“If I’m appointed, I’m willing to do the jobs. I’m just…..well, my fingers (are) crossed, and I hope they will come up with the list very soon. I don’t know when, but I just hope I’m appointed.”
A key member of the Ajax team that won the 1995 UEFA Champions League, Finidi George also played for Spanish sides Real Betis and Mallorca before moving over to then Premiership side Ipswich Town in 2001.
He was capped 62 times by Nigeria’s Super Eagles from 1991 to 2002, scoring 6 goals in the process, including the opener against Greece in a 2-0 win at the USA ’94 World Cup.