Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Opinion! 5 European Coaches Nigeria Should Employ

Opinion!5 European Coaches Nigeria Should Employ
These coaches are proven worthy to handle any national team
This 6ft, 66 year-old Italian, is a World Cup-winning football manager and former player. Lippi was head coach of the Azurris from 16 July 2004 to 12 July 2006, where he led them to the 2006 victorious triumph over France.

He was sacked and later re-appointed as coach of Italy’s national team in 2008, but was unable to reenact the same magical touch that conquered Germany in 2006 at the 2010 World Cup in Germany, in which he was subsequently fired again for replacement Cesare Prandelli
As a manager, Marcelo Lippi has won one World Cup title, five Serie A titles, two Chinese Super League titles, one Coppa Italia, one Chinese FA Cup, Four Italian Supercupone UEFA Champions(Juventus, 1996),oneAsian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (Guangzhou 1996), one UEFA Supercup and one Intercontinental Cup (Juventus, 1996).
No wonder he was named World’s best football manager by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) both in 1996 and 1998 and world’s best National coach in 2006
He currently manages Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande and is the first and to date the only coach to have won the most prestigious international competitions both for clubs in different continents, and for national teams;the UEFA Champions League and the AFC Champions League.
Vicente Del Bosque:
This 6ft, 63 year-old World cup winning coach and former Spanish footballer come as number two
Del Bosque took over the Spanish team in 2009, after taking over from Luis Aragons who had led Spain to European success in the 2008 European Championship; Del Bosque was the one to break Spain’s World Cuip jinx with a successful 2010 World Cup win, and a successive European Championship defence in 2012.
He coached Real Madrid in the club’s most successful era from 1999 to 2003, where he won two Champions League trophy; till date, Del Bosque is the only football manager to have won the Champions League, the European Championship, and the World Cup.
He still manages the Spanish national team, La Fura Rojas
Fabio Capello:
68 year-old Capello has lots of experiences, garnered from his managerial position in several top European clubs and national teams
Capello has managed clubs including, Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, and Juventus with England and Russia as the national teams he has coached
He may not have won anything yet as a manager, he however has won titles with clubs, which prove either ways his prowess in the business
During a 15 playing career, across several clubs, he won two Copa Italia titles with Roma (1969) and Milan(1977); fiour Serie A titles with Juve (’72, ’73, ’75) and Milan (’79)
As manager, Capello led AC Milan to four Serie A titles in the early ’90s, and UEFA Champions League triumph in 94; he also helped Madrid to a La Liga win during he first spell at the club, before leaving for AS Roma, there he helped the team to its first Serie A title in 18 years when they triumphed in 2001
Capello returned to Real Madrid in 2006 where he helped them to another la liga title before leaving the club
His national team challenge began with England 2008 through to 2012, where he resigned on February before taking up the head coach post with the Russian team in July 2012 and he is presently the coach
Giovanni Trapattoni:
75 year-old ‘Trap’ is no regarded as the most successful club coach in the history of Italian Serie A
This 5ft 9, Italin managera and former player is a former Italy, and Ireland national team coach, he coaches the Vatican City
Trap spent most of his playing days at AC Milan, playing, where he won two Serie A titles and the European Cup in 1963 and 1969.
He is only four coaches, alongside Ernst Happel, Jos Mourinho, and Tomislav Ivi to have won league titles (10) in four different countries. He is the only coach who has won all three major European club titles with one club, he also is the only one to have won all official continental club competitions and the world title, with Juventus in his first spell with the club
Ottmar Hitzfeld
65 year-old 5ft 9 Ottmar is a trained mathematician and sports teacher
He has been voted ‘World Coach of the year’ twice and is one of five managers, including Ernst HappelJose MourinhoJupp Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League with two different clubs.
This former Germany player has accumulated a total of 18 trophies , with several clubs he has managed in Europe; he has managed Swiss club, Grasshoppers; German clubs, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and the national team of Switzerland.
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