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Sunday, April 3, 2016

OFFICIAL: JOSE MOURINHO NAMED AS NEW NIGERIA COACH

jose-mourinho-chelsea_1nbw94iqstb0z1iwikb35tw27gThe ex-Chelsea man has been named the new Super
Eagles’ handler, as he affirmed he was pleased to
coach the three-time African championsJose Mourinho has been named the new head coach
of Nigeria following the departure of interim Samson
Siasia.
Mourinho signed a four-year contract to take charge
of the Super Eagles, while Mutiu Adepoju, Kanu
Nwankwo and Peter Rufai join him as his backroom
staff.
The former Chelsea coach will be tasked with
qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup having
missed out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations billed
for Gabon.
The 53-year-old had been linked with Manchester
United job but has agreed a deal with Nigeria which is
due to last until 2020, after Sunday Oliseh quit his
post on February 25, 2016.
"I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a
legendary African side, with the massive challenge of
qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup," Mourinho
told Goal.
"I am lucky because for years I had the fortune to
coach big teams like Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real
Madrid, and now I have the opportunity to coach
another big team like Nigeria. It is an honour and I
want to keep winning.
"We have a duty to prove we are the best team in
Africa and also do well at the 2018 World Cup.
“I’d like to thank the Nigeria Football Federation for
believing in me and with their backing, I am confident
that we can build a stronger Super Eagles,” he
concluded.
Mourinho will be presented at a media conference on
Friday at the Abuja National Stadium.

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