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‘I’m Open’ — Adepoju Keen To Manage Super Eagles

‘I’m Open’ — Adepoju Keen To Manage Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has said he would be willing to coach the team, reports Completesports.com.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is currently looking for a new coach to tinker the Super Eagles following Finidi George’s resignation few weeks ago.

The NFF has however narrowed down the choice to an expatriate.

Adepoju is one of the few Nigerians, who holds a UEFA Pro coaching licence.

The former Real Sociedad player stated that he has what it takes to manage the Super Eagles.

“We had several players in the Castilla team who are brilliant coaches today, and we didn’t see it at the time. I have a UEFA Pro license myself, so if there’s an opportunity, I wouldn’t mind,” he told the Managing Madrid Podcast.

“I’m open. I once coached Shooting Stars in Nigeria, but I haven’t coached since then.”

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  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    May God deliver us from evil.

    The last time “the Headmaster” coached a team was close to or over a decade ago, when (as he rightly said) he coached 3SC of Ibadan….and he didn’t even last half a season if my memory serves me right.

    After close to a decade handling admin and marketing roles, he also want to join his 94 cult to intern with our national team job.

    God why…..?! If we have sinned Lord have mercy..!

  • Festus 4 weeks ago

    May God deliver us from evil.

    The last time “the Headmaster” coached a team was close to or over a decade ago, when (as he rightly said) he coached 3SC of Ibadan….and he didn’t even last half a season if my memory serves me right.

    After close to a decade handling admin and marketing roles, he also want to join his 94 cult to intern with our national team job.

    God why…..?! If we have sinned Lord have mercy..!

    • yabaoh M 4 weeks ago

      ah ah! dr dry nah yu be dis?? kai! walahi dis boy you sick wella! kwasia! some of yu nigreians are goats, dr dry is s very fullish old man with baby brians lolz – look de fullish goat now even so crase dat e forgetted to shange name before posting same tings as 2 deffrint names lolz – so dr dry you are most be a patient of biopolar institute for crase man walahi! look dis old fool callinh hinself dr dry, edomans and now festus? hmm na wahala for nigreian lolz – dr dry clapped for yersel lolz

      • Hhahahahahahah @Dr Drey abi na @Festus see as you come expose yourself omo people get time oo walahi shame no day catch some people!!!! @Yabaoh M na you spot this one oo lol!!!!

        • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

          Ugo what about the ones that he will be praising himself after he writes some nonsense? Some funny names actually buy these manipulations except some elites wey know am for ages. Mumu that will even create accounts to insult you from the blue. My advice is for him to get a life and stop following life delay tactics of the devil for internet self gratification. It doesn’t pay a dime into any pocket be real and enjoy in real life.

          • @Chima lol hahahaha the guy has no bounds lol, I knew this about him ages ago you will be surprised how many titles he has on thi forum just the other day he exposed himself as @Dr Banks, I was Laughing people did not Pick it up. Na Wa for that guy men!

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Ugo Iwunze……Ugo Munachiso Iwunze…? Does that ring a bell….?

            The fact that you think I and Dr. Banks are the same persons shows how low your IQ is.

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            I can see that the praises pain you so badly. You would gladly wish they are always directed at you. The clout you have always sought on CSN for ages that you have not gotten till date is beginning to mess with you psychologically.

            Im not a coward like you, I dont need to involve myself in your dirty arts to wrestle common sense into a thousand of your likes at a go.

            If you keep receiving insults from people its because you are as much a nuisance to them as you are to me.

        • Mumu @Dr Drey nonody insulted you. I GUESS shame is catching you anumanu. How can you be such a lunatic this explains. Your ways. Now that we know you carry many names on this platform we will treat you accordingly fool. I Always knew you are the type to stoop so low to hail yourself. I was the first to call you out on this on CSN and it took you almost 3 years to use your own hand and expose yourself. As the saying goes the truth always comes out and As I always like to say I will always be vindicated. Anumanu lol hahahahahahahahagheheheheheehee.. make una come see oo @Dr Drey shebi na Festus or Dr Banks ahahahahehehehe

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Hahahahaha….look at this fool who oscilates between Ugo iwunze and Ugo munachiso iwunze time and again on this forum. I guess you were also multiplying you IDs to duplicate the same comment too.

            Before it was monkey post that you were sure is Dr.Drey, now it is Dr. Banks….LMAOoo.

            That’s to show you how insane you are.

            I’m not like you who seeks validation on CSN, claiming that “you know ball”, begging people to thumbsup your comments even when you are full of lies….LMAOoo

            Shameless Liar.

            I can see the praises and accolades I get on this forum pains you so much…that’s why you attritbute them all to me using multiple IDs. I can bet you would die for such recognition from people you don’t know before just because of the wisdom and facts in my comments….LMAOoo.

            Your fellow lunatic up there says I am edoman after once claiming I am Selfmade from Ghana, you on your part has switched from being 100% sure I am Monkey post to claiming I’m an Dr.Banks….LMAOoo. The leader of your liars’ group even took his own lunancy a step higher by saying I am pompeii, Oakfield, Greentrun and 7 other different people (different from the names you and your fellow street dog has reeled out) all in one fell swoop. Your poverty striken senior brother Chima Eberibe Samuels cannot even pín any name on me, he just has it in his imagination that someone cannot be so loved all because he himself is a dumb leper nobody wants to associate with…..LMAOoo

            That is how psychologivally tortured and traumatized you and your fellow idiots are…..LMAOoo

            Slaves of stupidity.

            I don’t need to join you in your gutter arts to get validated here on CSN.

            My no hold bared, facts filled, wisdom embellished, experience and intelligence directed views here is enough to keep CSN readership in awe of Dr.Drey.

            Sorry about that if it pains you so much….LMAOoo

            Whom God has blessed no man can curse….the harder you all come the harder you all will fall.

            If I were using multiple IDs on this forum your generation is technology inclined one, I would have been ratted out the way I have been ratting out shameless putrid liars like you on this forum….LMAOoo

            Go and drink rat poison because I used another username to post the same comment because CSN wasn’t letting comment go through (same as you have done earlier today)

            Shameless street dog.

          • Ode you were quite the whole day because shame don catch you like a one legged leprosy patient fool. Look he is talking searching for accolades….Well we all know that you are so demented that you will be using different profile and communicating with yourself on CSN haba has it come to that??. if you are not doing that you are hurling curses up and down CSN. You even go to the extreme of arguing with yourself on CSN, oh boy at the rate the next thing na to put your phsyco ass in a stray jacket and throw your black ass into a mental institute where you belong. Okponu!! hahahahahahahaheheheeheheheheheeheh. MUGU!!!!!! ALAYE!!!!!

          • Alaye, @Dr Fraud, remember this name I gave you, Dey Play. I know why I gave you this name.

            I announced my full name to show @kel I think it was. and from time to time I will use my full name Ugochukwu Munachiso Iwunzee so make WUNA no say I be Real Igbo Boy! confam!.

            ODE! But you, your own na mistake lol, Na him make you no show your mumu face today until I responded to your ranting way just see. I know say Shame day Finish you since you mke that mistake Yesterday and Today hahahahhehehehe lol. Anumanu or @Festus or whoever the hell you are ODE!!

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Hahahaha…..between you and I, who is the fraud on this forum….LMAOoo.

            Who lies blantantly like with lies such as “ndidi is now the substantive captain of the SE” or “Ndidi intentionally withdraw from afcon because he was protesting Musa’s inclusion”…LMAOoo

            Anyone who ever believes 1 word that proceeds from your gutters does so at his own peril

            Shameless fool. I guess you were also telling Kel your full name when you posted different comments with different versions of your name on the Ugbade thread.

            Shameless Liar.

            Before now, you were foolishly telling everyone on CSN how 100% sure you are about Dr.Drey being Monkey Post, now Dr. Drey has stopped being Monkey post, he is now Dr. Banks.

            Who is the the fraud now….LMAOoo

            You can call me Dr. Fraud all you like….LMAOoo…everyone on CSN already knows what a Shameless cheap liar you are thanks to Dr. Drey ratting your lying ass out (with evidence) time and again….LMAOoo

      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        Okponu eranko…..see who is talking.

        The fact that you are even pretending to be a ghanian, biting everyone here under different pseudonyms, when its stark obvious you are not a Ghanian is the reason why you have remained worthless on this forum.

        • yabaoh M 4 weeks ago

          hahahaha @dr dry aka edoman aka festus aka all de oder wans too lolz
          e dey pain yuh abi dr dry lolz, yeye crase man – see yer life as yu are expose on csn yer home? lolz nau yu are walking arand naked on csn nigreain lolz – whether iam ghanaian or not is not yur dirty business, every wan nos yuh hate us ghanaian because of yer jaelous soul psml but now your dirty secrets are all out lolz – yuh has no lifes and yu are just a dirty mongrelous yaish leeker lolz idiotic werey of a okraman proption hahah- wounded dog, ewu loz kwasia!

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Hahahahaha…Okponu eranko Oshi….I thought you were supposed to be Ghanaian. How come you knew it was you I was referring to when I never even mentioned any name…? Olodo abirun abeyin katafu.

            Dr.Drey is also now Edoman….LMAOooo. Your fellow streetdog up there says Dr. Drey is Dr. Banks. His idiot of a kinsman cannot even pin point any name to pin on Dr.Drey, yet according to him, I conjure names to insult him……LMAOoo. Bunch of retards.

            Senseless imbecile, I have never hated on any Ghanian here, So I wonder where you got your assertion from, so very typical of you, lies never cease to ooze out of you gutters.

            Even the Ghanaian words you are trying to use to mask your identity, you cannot spell them properly, not even the Ghanaian name you are trying to call yourself.

            Okponu wey we done use browser fingerprinting expose and disgrace severally for this platform too wants to feel among….LMAOoo. Didinrin Oshi

            In your daftness you have found one of your type.

            When you are done fooling yourself kindly let us know.

            Won o ni jere e laye.

    • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

      Self gratification on sports website is what makes you fulfilled in life. What a clown!!!

      • yabaoh 4 weeks ago

        shima G michaels oboy how market nau? pipo nor jus dey see yer face arand too mush dese days o lolz how market chale? bring yer friend out nau, pipo nor see him brakelite dem for fews days dat kel abi na watin cal lolz. pls ehn ask hin sey how market nau?? lolz

      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        The type you have craved for years right….LMOAOOO…?? Bragging here about how you live in a penthouse “abroad” only to be busted that you live in one shack in Kumasi, bragging you are married to a Ghanian lawyer, bragging you feed the rest of your family just because you want to project a larger than life, unquestionable view of yourself, yet vomit trashy and pseud-illiterate points of view here on regular basis…?

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hahahaha….look at this bunch of simpletons.

      If your brains were working properly, you would have decoded that CSN nowadays doesn’t post comments until alter the username.

      If y’all had common sense, you would have asked yourself why would anyone want to duplicate his comment on a thread where its the first comment..?

      If I had any alterior clout chasing or advantage seeking motives losers like you display on this forum, why will make the same comment over and again…?

      Am I not just supposed to make a different one to “praise” myself as one fool said above…LMAOOoo. Idiot that has never been praised on CSN before now.

      Y’all can run Geolocation or browser Finger Printing checks if you are hell bent on looking for who to implicate in your shameless ID proliferating acts.

      See the people who are even talking…..LMAOOoo?

  • KING TUOYO 4 weeks ago

    What is the set of 94 Super Eagles smoking? When we are yet to come out of the debacle Finidi and George put us in, this Headmaster is boldly coming out to show interest in coaching the senior national team.

    I don’t even know where this guys get their jujus from. A Coach whose last job was more than a decade with a Nigerian League side should be starting with the U-20s and the Super Eagles. Haba, wetin sef. Do these guys feel entitled to the Eagles job? Must they start with the team?

    Abeg, whoever knows Adepoju should warn and advise to stay clear of Super Eagles for the next 100 years. We have cried enough with regular below and substandard performance from our indigenous Coaches. Togo, Benin, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Eritrea are all available for our ex-internationals to go and learn.

    I come in peace.

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      I can bet the likes of Togo, Benin, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Eritrea would make that mistake of hiring a coach whose cognate coaching experience 20 years after retiring from football is just a total of 6 MONTHS…be he black or white.

      I have no personal problems with these 94 squad dudes….fantastic players they were. But what they have become as they grew older is awe-striking.

  • I would have suggested him to be in charge of under20 or Olympic team but we don’t want another disaster again.
    Let him be in charge of wafu team and see what he is able to do

  • ‘Togo, Benin, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, ………’, I doubt if these aforementioned countries are even available for this entitled class. They are so over themselves like spoilt kids.
    My simple advice to them. Stay away from the Super Eagles. Being a legendary player doesn’t make you a good coach. And having a coaching license doesn’t make you a shoo-in Manager.

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      It will be an insult to the likes of Gbenga Ogunbote, Kenedy Boboye, Stanley Eguma, Usman Abdallah, Abdul Maikaba, Fidelis Ilechukwu, Daniel Ogunmodede and other coaches who have ground consistently in the NPFL for years with results to show for it, if the NFF should hire any of these 94 squad guys again.

      Their attitude is becoming really really annoying these days.

    • Absolutely

  • But is Nigeria the only Country with Ex Footballers!!!!! Why is it in Nigeria where people think if you played ball you can coach?. and some people in this forum will still agree!.. I tire for this country, it is clear success means nothing in this country sentiments is all that matters. What a waste of potential Nigeria is !!!!!!!!

  • Diran 4 weeks ago

    sorry Mutiu. We do jnoit want the 94 class to run the Super Eagles anymore.

  • If there is an opportunity to manage the Super Eagles, I wouldn’t jump at the opportunity, stated 1998 World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju.

    For me, therein lies the problem.

    Indigenous coaches never seem to learn their lessons.

    They are always only to keen to hang their coaching hats where their tactical know-how can never reach in the short-term.

    Finidi and Eguavoen took on-board the mammoth challenge to produce short-term success to the Super Eagles only to fail spectacularly and have their reputations forever tarnished.

    So, why Adepoju – who is rusty coaching-wise – would put himself forward to coach the Super Eagles is mind boggling.

    The national team only needs capable and experience hands. Ideally the candidates could be drawn from local and international pool. But, for the immediate tasks on hand, i think only an expatriate can do the job effectively.

    If we have thrown the towel on 2026 world cup qualification, then perhaps I have no qualms giving a local coach the opportunity to manage a long term, project for the national team. Even at that, it will be a joke to consider an Adepoju who last coached in the age of the dinosaurs.

    With qualification for the next world cup still theoretically and mathematically possible, I don’t see any local coach qualified for such a challenge.

    Mutiu should please desist from making himself available for the Super Eagles job, otherwise people will stop taking him seriously.

    • @deo

      even if we chose to continue the shaking route of an indigenous coach, why do we have to pick from this entitled 94 class?

      why not go coaches from the local scene that has been consistent. Names like, Gbenga Ogunbote, Kenedy Boboye, Stanley Eguma, Usman Abdallah, Abdul Maikaba, Fidelis Ilechukwu, Daniel Ogunmodede @Dr Drey mentioned.

      What makes the 94 Class so special that they feel they are owed the Super Eagles job?
      We appreciate their service, but they should please stay away.

      I stand against any indigenuous coach, atleast for now. As always, I am fulling in for a top notch expatraite coach for the Eagles.

    • Sorry you are still dreaming that Super Eagle can qualify for 2026 WC. No, they cannot qualify, the cannot beat Lesotho Rwanda, SA Infront of their crown. Let’s keep experimenting with our Local coaches @ home or in diaspora. No foreign expatriate/foreign technical adviser can perform any magic. The Super Eagles are out of the already painful but that is the reality.

  • KangA 4 weeks ago

    We don’t want any local coach, especially this ’94 class. We want a top-class expatriate coach.

  • Chris 4 weeks ago

    Amunike may even be better than this Finidi and Mutiu, and he is not shouting his name. Any info about Amunike? I know he managed some national teams and clubs outside Nigeria but not sure how he performed

  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    My thinking is quite different to you people.

    You people are saying you don’t want a local coach, you don’t want a local coach. Siasia, Amunike, Keshi and Amodu, they were all local coaches and they did their best.

    After Westerhof and Jo Bonfere, we did not have a good foreign coaches.

    What was the achievements of Oga Rohr who stayed for 5 to 6 years with Super Eagles?

    What of Paseiro? Did he do differently?

    My country people, ILU TI O SOFIN, ĘSĘ O MASI NBĘ KĘ. Meaning, if there’s no law, there’s no crime. Simply put, NFF board is the main source of the problem of the Super Eagles and our sports in general.

    Not that they can’t hire the best local coach but they intentionally hired incompetent local coaches to send our own parking. And our own do not smart thinking enough, this is why Finidi accepted the job instead of Amunike but he failed woefully in the end. Who should we blame for this? NFF.

    NFF will never hire coaches like Herve Renard and Amunike because they don’t take nonsense from nobody.

    The chances of qualifying for the world cup is very slim. NFF will rather fail Nigeria than to hire a good coach.

    This is why Nigeria have no good roads, electricity, and other infrastructures.

    Until we put our ego and selfishness out of our daily routine. Nigeria as country can be a better place for you and I.

    So, the local coaches are not the problem but the NFF. Hmmm. What do I know? I have no power to remove the NFF board and you Nigerians preferred lies. At this point, I can only tell you people the truth.

    Instead of wasting time for no reason, NFF should get Siasia on board. They should give him free hand to select his players and NFF should organize top three friendly matches for Sia1. By doing this in September, I believe Super Eagles can beat any team. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Mr. Nice 4 weeks ago

      Siasia that has not coached for a long time due to the FIFA ban is who you’re advocating for to coach the super eagles, are you guys for real, do you people even reason before you open your stinking tribalistic mouth to talk for the sake of talking. Please if you have nothing sensible to contribute to this discuss kindly keep shut and stay far from this forum….. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  • @Chima lol hahahaha the guy has no bounds lol, I knew this about him ages ago you will be surprised how many titles he has on thi forum just the other day he exposed himself as @Dr Banks, I was Laughing people did not Pick it up. Na Wa for that guy men!

    I mean to be having dialogue with yourself is that not tantamount to Madness!

  • Later them go say they were SET UP TO FAIL

    • Too true HJK. The NFF laid the foundations of failure, only for indigenous coach build on that foundation by accepting the appointment with tactical bricks that will collapse in the weight of the challenges on hand.

      So yes, I stand by my assertion that the NFF’s shambolic management of football in itself is recipe for failure.

  • Mr Adepoju and all other 94 sets shd go get there referring license now, Nigeria need quality referee to present to the world, abi is referring not part of soccer again? You all shd stay away from our SE at this point in time biko.

    • yabaoh 4 weeks ago

      looooolz oboy yuh funny o but watin yuh yan na true eh! loolz!
      refree is need yanfu yanfu nau – mek dem mek deyself useful an became refrees instead of cussing surutu and like okramen where they are not needed lolz

  • @Deo I hear you but the wet behind the ears ex footie dudes MUST stay away for good.

    Surely they aren’t solely to blame but many ex players feel entitled to coach a team they’ve previously played for because they believe their past success on the field gives them unique insight and authority. They often think that their knowledge of the game, combined with their personal experience with the team, means they’re more qualified than other potential coaches.

    Granted the foundations no fit for the purpose but why take the job ? E clear Na for the interest of their pockets . Abeg make them climb the hill if they are comfortable with the reality, or NO @deo ?

  • pompei 4 weeks ago

    See Mutiu that I praised the other day for being level headed and staying out of controversy.
    As soon as I praised him, he immediately put head inside big controversy.
    Na wa ooo.

  • Them go jump in and we go make excuses for them last last

  • osaretin 3 weeks ago

    Na by UEFA pro licence. Any one can get it, as long as you can read and right and afford the bills. if they are so good as they say let the NFF appoint a local coach for the local eagles. If they succeed in winning the CHAN. then they can lay claim to handle the super Eagles

  • Chukwuka Henry Morah 3 weeks ago

    You started again with siasia, did he not coach eagles and we failed to qualify for nations cup? Why do we forget easily? His only success is with the junior teams where age cheating is rampant. Besides the man will be coming back from a ban. There are also rumours that he takes bribes. Come on such a character should be nowhere near the team

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