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Magilton: Finidi’s Knowledge, Experience Will Impact Well On Eagles

Magilton: Finidi’s Knowledge, Experience Will Impact Well On Eagles

Former Ipswich midfielder Jim Magilton believes Super Eagles head coach Finidi George has the knowledge and experience to make the senior national team stronger and better.

Recall that Magilton played with Finidi in the Ipswich squad after he joined the team in 2001 in a deal worth around £3.1 million.

However, speaking with BBC Sports Africa, Magilton stated that the former Ajax star has a wonderful bank of knowledge and experience that he can translate to success with the Super Eagles.


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“If you think of the managers who coached him and the players he played with, he has a wonderful bank of knowledge and experience,” Magilton, now the manager of Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville, said.

“If he can transfer that to his players then it is no surprise to me he has now ventured into management and landed a job of such significance as the Nigerian national team coach.”

“Finidi must be in the top 10 African players that have graced the game,” Magilton told BBC Sport Africa.

“The Ipswich public could not believe we had signed a player of his stature.

“Finidi was quiet in the changing room but that didn’t mean he wasn’t a leader. He was more of a man of action rather than a man of words.

“He was tall, but he was so athletic and he had this wonderful way of being able to move.”

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  • Larry 2 weeks ago

    When laziness,corruption and favoritism dominate one’s career experience diminishes to all time low..
    With the discriminatory list and all sorts of indiscipline in the team, it will be hard to vouch for local coaches.
    Bassey and Iwobi are still on vacation.
    Onyeka, Okoye arrival unknown
    Ndidi and Senior bench man left an important training in Abuja to go dance skelewu with Sabinus and co in Uyo..

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