Without a doubt, Finidi George has established his suitability to succeed Jose Peseiro as the Super Eagles’ head coach.
After the Super 6 was over, Finidi George led Enyimba to their ninth league championship, leaving his mark on Nigerian football history.
Finidi should advance in his coaching career, just as other native coaches have been given the chance to manage the national squad.
However, the current Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro’s contract is slated to expire at the end of June, and it’s possible that the Portuguese coach won’t receive a new offer because of a streak of unsuccessful performances.
Finidi is perhaps the best applicant for the position because he is a member of the Super Eagles coaching staff, which makes sense.
According to PulseSports writer Akan Anwankwo, Finidi should succeed peseiro as the national team’s head coach for the following reasons.
1. A history of success as a player and coach
After only two years in command, Finidi’s team, Enyimba, won the league under his guidance, demonstrating that the former Nigerian winger has had a successful start to his coaching career.
Finidi’s best playing years were spent with Ajax, when he helped the team win the Champions League in 1995.
His credentials speak for themselves in full, and the Nigerian Football Federation should take this into account when selecting a new coach.
2. The players will respect him.
The new generation of Super Eagles stars will respect a player of Finidi’s caliber due to the things he has accomplished as a player.Any player would find it difficult to win the Champions League, the Eredivisie, the Dutch Cup, and the Club World Cup.
During his first season with La Liga club Real Betis, Finidi was also thought of as the best No. 7 in the world ahead of Luis Figo.The honors are respected and would inspire the players who are presently on the national team.
3. Including players from the Super Eagles’ native country in the first team.
Homegrown athletes haven’t had a chance to compete for a spot in the Super Eagles roster in recent years.Players in the Nigeria Professional Football League have not been sufficiently encouraged by Jose Peseiro and Gernor Rohr to showcase their abilities abroad.
While playing with the Sharks of Port-Harcourt, Finidi began to appear for Clemens Westerhof’s Super Eagles and had a regular spot on the right wing while on international duty.Additionally, players will have a chance to compete for shirts with their international teammates thanks to his experience in the domestic league.