NFF president Amaju Pinnick has claimed that the federation have held talks with Jose Mourinho over becoming the new Nigeria manager.
Mourinho took the AS Roma job in the summer following his dismissal from Tottenham Hotspur. Considering the state that the club were in upon his arrival, the consensus was that it would be a long-term building process at the Stadio Olimpico.
However, could Mourinho actually be set to depart Rome after a matter of months in favour of becoming the new manager of the Nigerian National Team? Probably not, but the NFF president claims that talks HAVE been held between the parties.
“Of course Mourinho – I am not going to tell you we didn’t talk to Mourinho because we did and the (sports) minister also talked to Mourinho and there is nothing wrong with it.” – via the Daily Mail
Something tells us that these talks have been completely invented, with president Amaju Pinnick hoping to increase public confidence in his and the NFF’s competence.
A new manager needs to be appointed in time for AFCON, which is now just a number of weeks away, but we would bet our houses on Mourinho NOT having entertained the idea of becoming Nigeria manager. This reeks of nonsense…