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Oliseh doesn’t want Super Eagles job

09 February 2015, 10:41

Lagos - Former Nigeria captain Sunday Oliseh has ruled himself out of becoming his country's next head coach, as the uncertainty continues over the contract of current tactician Stephen Keshi.

Keshi, who led Nigeria to the African Cup of Nations title in South Africa in 2013, has been in charge of the Super Eagles, despite not having signed an extension with the Nigerian Football Federation after his deal expired last year.

Oliseh, who has played for top European sides including Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, sarcastically claimed that he would live longer if he turned the job down because it would be too much pressure.

Also read: Super Eagle laments AFCON miss

The 40 year-old is more than qualified to coach his national side as he currently holds the top coaching badge in the world, the UEFA A license, but said he would rather contribute from the outside.

Oliseh said: "So many people have been asking me, 'why don't you go and coach the Super Eagles?' I want to live long.

"In as much as I know I'm very much qualified for it, I love my country and the proof of this abounds, but I'll rather share my experience and allow my thoughts and knowledge reach a vast majority."

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