Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George insists he will continue to apply for jobs with Nigeria’s national teams despite being overlooked twice.
Finidi has failed to get the nod for the U-17 job twice.
“I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” Finidi told BBC Sport Africa.
“It’s a matter of having the patience. So I’m open continue to improve myself with the hope of getting a chance to coach one of the country’s youth teams.
“When you have the right qualifications, attitude and professionalism, you can only aim for the best and it may even be a chance with the senior side, the Super Eagles, we shall see.”
George is not only continuing his search for a coaching role but is also keen to continue improving himself as he splits his time between Nigeria and Spain, where he spent much of his playing career.
His first rejection came in 2018 when Manu Garba was retained as Nigeria’s U-17 coach and then last year Finidi once again applied for the post, this time another ex-international and veteran local manager Fatai Amoo was chosen by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“I was disappointed to be ignored, but only consoled that at the end of the day this is Nigeria,” he added.
“I understand the challenges, I will just wait for when the time is right and the opportunity present itself again.
“As I continue to look at other options out there, I am open and will not shut the doors to Nigeria.
“I just hope someday that decision will be made and I will be call upon to handle one of the teams. I can only just keep hoping.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.