Previous Super Eagles experience appointed as youth coach of huge European club
– John Utaka has actually been appointed as the youth coach of Montpellier of France
– Nigeria nationwide group has actually sent out a congratulatory message to him
– Utaka bet the club in between 2011 and 2013 where he scored 12 objectives in his 68 video games
Ex-Nigerian international John Utaka has gone back to his previous club in France, Montpellier, to begin his profession as a football coach.
Utaka played for the club between 2011 and 2013 where he scored 12 objectives in his 68 looks in all competitors.
The 38-year-old has now returned to Stade de la Mosson with the ambition of making his coaching badge in the Ligue 1 club’s youth set-up.
Ahead of his new vacation, the Nigeria national team sent a congratulatory message to him.
“And the journey in training starts for John Utaka, the opponent with the Montpellier youth coach post. All the very best poacher,” the Super Eagles official account wrote.
The former Everton of England defender Joseph Yobo who was recently appointed as the assistant Super Eagles coach was among the very first to congratulate Utaka.
Yobo has been designated as the brand-new Super Eagles assistant coach a couple of weeks to the kick-off of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers.
The nation’s football pinnacle body, Nigeria Football Federation verified the news through among their authorities channels.
Yobo, who spent 10 years in the Premier League representing Everton football club, takes over from former Rangers International boss Imama Amapakabo.
The previous Eagles captain hung his international boots in 2014, after making his 3rd FIFA World Cup appearance in Brazil.
Before his retirement, he helped Nigeria win her 3rd AFCON title when the late Stephen Keshi led the team to dominate Africa.
Legit.ng earlier reported that John Utaka has actually exposed that during his spell with Montpelier, he sacrificed his function for Olivier Giroud.
The previous Nigerian global left Premier League club Portsmouth in the January window to bet the Ligue 1 side in 2011.
Utaka played from the left while Senegalese star Souleyman Camara used the right and the point guy function was left for Giroud.
Their mix in the attack won them the French league ahead of the star-studded Paris Saint-Germain side in the 2011-12 season.