Friday 14 February 2014

European Football Club Appoint Nigerian Man As Coach

Italian Lega Pro 1 side Reggiana have appointed former Nigerian player Matthew Olorunleke as their head coach. The Nigerian, who becomes the first and youngest African coach in the  Italian league division at the age of 30, signed a three-year deal at  the club and will be assisted by Marcelo Montaniri at the Città del  Tricolore stadium. 

Olorunleke who began his career as a teenager  with FC Ebeidei in Nigeria has been an assistant coach with Reggiana for the past three years and was once the head coach of Bagnolese. “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the new coach of the team but  please don’t address me as the first black African coach in Italy  because the colour doesn’t define me,” the former Juve Stabia defender  stated. 

Olorunleke who had his entire playing career in Italy  further said that his primary objective assuming the post is to finish  in the play-off spot for the Serie B.

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