Former Super Eagles defender Ambrose Efe has been handed coaching role at Scottish Premiership club Livingston, reports Completesports.com.
Ambrose will serve as the club’s new assistant reserve team manager alongside goalkeeper Gary Maley.
Marvin Bartley has been named the new reserve team manager.
The trio will take over from Stevie Pittman and Derek McWilliams who departed the club back in June this year.
Ambrose Efe linked up with Livingston just a few weeks before the 2019/20 season ended abruptly after going over a year without playing a competitive football following a January 2019 exit from Hibernian.
“Efe & Stretch are two massive characters but in all seriousness, they both bring their own high level of expertise. Stretch has been a goalkeeper for a long time and he’s now passing on that experience to the younger goalkeepers at the club and Efe has played at the absolute highest level so to have him involved is absolutely brilliant for us and the boys will love working with him,” reads a statement on the club’s website.
Head of Football Operations David Martindale said: “For me, when I spoke to Marv originally back in 2019, part of the excitement about joining Livingston was always to get Marv involved at some level of coaching at the club. He expressed that desire to do so when we first met.
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“The pandemic has probably fast tracked the opportunity in all honesty as Stevie, Derek and Marv were working very well together with the reserves last season.
“Marv is a highly infectious character who is full of positivity and has the endeavour and desire to get into management. His footballing knowledge is fantastic and I’m honestly delighted that we as a club have been able to offer Marvin the opportunity.
“Stretch & Efe are more than capable and they will bring a variety of skills to assist Marv. Both fantastic individuals and professionals in their own right.
“All 3 of the guys are very different but collectively they will do fantastically well in my opinion.
“I’m delighted that we can call the trio our reserve management team – the lads at the reserves couldn’t be in any better hands.”
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Way to go…..These players are starting to learn the code. From Utaka, to Enyeama, to Dosunmu and now Efe. Assist at your club while still playing, get your badges/licenses during that period. Go back to that your former club/ manager when you have gotten the A license and he will give you a job. Dont sit down in your parlor for 6 years after retirement and then come to the press to cry that nobody wants to give you a job because you are black….that ship has sailed long ago. Ask Egbo and Eddie Newton….nobody will give you a job when you have nothing to show whether you are black or white. All the young managers we are seeing now are products of that same system of humility, volunteering, focus, handwork and strategic planning.
Dr. Drey, this is what I wanted you to be doing and if you continue this way Doctor, you will be my friend but if you go back to your old stuff lol, chai I won’t take that from you o.
But on this one kai, well spoken. Congratulations to Efe Ambrose. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!
Coming from the same mouth that was applauding the appointment of someone who isn’t a coach as SE asst coach and telling us he is more tactically sound than Senegal and Algeria’s coaches because he has 100caps.
Mr man, I’ll rather be friends with the devil himself than be your friend.
Meanwhile, our ex international with highest caps(according to them) just jump from nowhere to the post of a ‘whole SE assistant coach’ and is now seen as the “world best and top class coach” by their clueless fans….
Shebi NFF has compensated him?
No wahala shar;
Only time will tell….
Meanwhile Finidi that had a coaching license was not even considered to coach the U-17 team…
Time will tell