–Didi Constantini wants to succeed Keshi
Even as Super Eagles head coach, Stephen keshi’s future with the Nigeria national is yet to be decided in the aftermath of Nigeria’s Round of 16 ouster in the concluded FIFA World Cup in Brazil, former Austria manager,Dietmar ‘Didi’ Constantini has expressed interest in taking up Super Eagles coaching job as successor to the Big Boss.
59-year-old Constantini stepped down as Austria senior national team manager September 13, 2011 after two years in the saddle.
With 198 caps for his country, Didi Constantini has had several spells with Austrian national teams, including U-18 and U-21s as well as senior national team assistant role in 2001 having equally handled Al-Ittihad of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia among several other Austrian clubs.
“Nigeria has a lot of potentials in the game and given the opportunity I’ll be ready to help take the game to the next level in Nigeria”, he said Wednesday from his base.
Although Keshi has been linked with several job offers including that of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana which his fate stands to be decided by SAFA come July 26, the Big Boss is yet to make his decision on the Nigerian hot-seat job known after leading the team to Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and having earlier lifted the 2013 AFCON in South Africa.
Complete Sports was informed by Constantini’s Nigeria-go-between that the Austian will add more value to the Super Eagles even as the Nigerian federation is yet to make a pronouncement on Keshi’s fate.