Just For The Record

By Desmond Ekwueme

Posted  41 Views updated 8 days ago

Some Top Football Playing Countries With Their Nationals As Coaches

•France - Didier Deschamps

•Brazil - Tite (Adenor Leonardo Bacchi)

•England - Gareth Southgate

•Holland - Frank de Boer

•Portugal - Fernando Santos

•Germany - Joachim Low

•Argentina - Lionel Sebastián Scaloni

•Spain - Luis Enrique

•South Africa - Molefi Ntseki,

•Egypt - Hossam El Badry

•Ghana - Charles Akonnor

•Algeria - Djamel Belmadi

•Tunisia - Mondher Kebaier

ARGUABLY ALL WORLD CUP WINNING COACHES ARE NATIONALS

•Alberto Suppici (1930 - Uruguay).

•Vittorio Pozzo (1934, 1938 - Italy).

•Juan Lopez Fontana (1950 - Uruguay)

•Sepp Herberger (1954 - West Germany)

•Vicente Feola (1958 - Brazil)

•Alf Ramsey (1966 - England)

•Mario Zagallo (1970 - Brazil)

•Helmut Schon (1974 - West Germany)

•Cesar Luis Menotti (1978 - Argentina)

•Enzo Bearzot (1982 - Italy)

•Carlos Bilardo (1986 - Argentina)

•Franz Beckenbauer (1990 - West Germany)

•Carlos Alberto Parreira (1994 - Brazil)

•Aime Jacquet (1998 - France)

•Luiz Felipe Scolari (2002 - Brazil)

•Marcello Lippi (2006 - Italy)

•Vicente del Bosque (2010 - Spain)

•Joachim Loew (2014 -Germany)

•Didier Deschamps (2018 -French)

This post is just a pointer to how countries we emulate their football policies, programs and plans reason.

Charity they say begins at home. We have employed foreign coaches who contributed to develop our football. We have grown to the point of using what we have to get what we need.

There is nothing any foreign coach has achieved for Nigerian football that Late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi did not achieve before his death. He could have achieved more if, encouraged.

We should trust and believe in our own and ourselves. We must stop the Pull Him Down (PHD) syndrome. We should give the same contract, support and attention given to the foreign coaches to our indigenous coaches. We must be equally patient with them to build and achieve. We must eschew ethnic and religious considerations while appointing them. Merit should be the watchword.


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