Retired Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has declared his intention to coach the Nigerian national team in future.
The veteran defender called it quits with international football after the Eagles were eliminated in the Round of 16 by France who beat the Nigerian team 2-0.
“Yes, I hope to return to the Super Eagles someday if my services are needed, but this time as a coach or administrator.
I want to heed the clamour from my friends who believe I have all the qualities to make a good coach and have advised me to come back and help my country.
“It has always been my dream that one day I will coach the Super Eagles and use the opportunity to correct some of the mistakes our former coaches made while we were playing under them,” the 33-year-old defender said in a report monitored on www.thecable.ng.
Yobo scored an own goal in the France versus Nigeria game when his interception of a dangerous cross in the Nigerian goal area towards regulation time inadvertently led to the back-breaking goal which was the second for the Les Blues.
“I am planning to acquire a UEFA coaching certificate in England among others when I quit club football in order to prepare myself for this challenge,” Yobo, whose Barclays Premier League side, Norwich City, was relegated last season further said.
The former youth international made his debut with the Super Eagles in 2001 and played at three World Cups, winning the Africa Cup of Nations as captain last year