Amaju Pinnick has often stated he’s a fan of foreign coaches for the senior national teams but has hardly revealed why he likes them.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has publicly revealed why he prefers foreign coaches to local ones.
Pinnick in an exclusive interview with Arise TV said his preference is based on his experience and the things he sees from his position.
He said he doesn’t disrespect local coaches but foreign coaches come with a different mindset.
“I don’t disrespect our indigenous coaches. Most especially those that played in the national teams have paid their dues,” he said.
“There are some things that I see that you ordinarily will not see. There are things that I know in my position that you may not know. The reason I advocate for a foreign coach is because they come in with a different mindset.
“They cannot be swayed by sentiments. All that they are after is success. This is why they come with their tactics and methods. It is not that I do not believe in our coaches but they need to develop that mindset. We have coaches that are quite competent but the question is: Are they good enough for us for now? I am a Nigerian and a firm believer in Nigeria but our circumstances are different.”