Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles Caretaker Coach Wants Full Time Job

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Nigeria caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf has asked the powers that be to give him the job full-time.

The former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach was in charge of the friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg, which ended in victories.

The NFF are looking to announce a permanent fixture for the position before the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which will start in October.

Yusuf is now a major contender for the spot, after the victories sent Nigeria up six spots on the Fifa ranking.

And the former assistant to the country’s last three coaches –- Stephen Keshi, Sunday Oliseh and Samson Siasia — said he is up to the ask.

“I can take responsibility at this level,” said the former El Kanemi and Ranchers Bees midfielder.

“I have been working as a coach for the past 15 years. I will work a lot harder (if appointed) because the responsibility is higher. It will not change my philosophy as a coach.

“I will not be surprised if I’m given the job because I have assisted three coaches. I know the job and I can do the job.”

Yusuf said he would favour players who are first choice at their clubs.

“I will use active players, playing for their clubs regularly — conditioning and match fitness will come from their club sides. We will only discus tactics and strategy for the four days we are together before a game,” he said.

“The quality of the player cannot be compromised and if he is active, he can take responsibility.

“If you are playing for your club, it will be easier for you to play for the national team.”



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