Nigerian coach and former international Emmanuel Amuneke, has announced his willingness to return to the football scene, saying that he is open to new job offers.
This development comes barely four months after he had left his previous role as the head coach of the Tanzania senior men’s national team by mutual consent.
In an interview with BBC sports, Amuneke said “I’m very open to any positive offer that comes because I’ve spent the last few weeks learning new ideas and methods.
“As a manager, you need to be honest with yourself and even though Tanzania is a closed chapter, I picked up valuable lessons from that job”, he said.
The Nigerian former international, and 1994 African football player of the year, assisted coach Manu Garba to guide the 2013 Under 17 Nigerian team to gold in the 2013 Under 17 world youth championship, before repeating the same feat 2 years later in Chile.
He was also the head coach of the Tanzania senior men’s national team, helping them to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, a feat they had waited for so long to accomplish.
“I want a fresh start and was to be something that is right, and hopefully the ambition will align with mine. We must respect those who currently hold coaching positions in Nigeria and elsewhere. Personally, I am just looking forward to the next challenge with optimism.
“whether it is in Africa, or anywhere that something comes up, you need to be available for it if it’s something you want to do and believe in”Amuneke said.