Former Super Eagles manager, Sunday Oliseh has taken time to explain some of the reasons why there are “few” African coaches in charge of European teams.
43-year-old Oliseh, who resigned as Super Eagles coach barely eight months into his reign due to alleged breach of contract, is currently the head coach of Dutch second tier side Fortuna Sittard.
Speaking to John Bennett of the BBC, Oliseh said: “There is a lot of responsibility because I fell I have to do well, It’s like a door opener for others who might come after,”
“At least now we have a reference point because it was one of the problems I had when I was stepping in as a coach, I had no precedence,”
Sunday Oliseh is one of only 3 African head coaches in European club football.
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“I can also understand why there are so many few of us, because of the fact that we also have to improve our own knowledge and our own presence in the game,”
“It will be nice to have some Africans pick up the coaching courses and the UEFA badges because without that they will let you coach in Europe.” he concluded.
The former Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, and Ajax midfielder is currently the only head coach from sub-Saharan Africa at a professional football club in Europe.
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