Aiyegbeni rules out coaching

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: Solskjaer inspired me O’Neill quits as Northern Ireland manager Oliseh better than Mikel — Aiyegbeni Ex-Everton former Yakubu Ayegbeni has put an end to speculation linking him with management.The 37-year-old had been connected with coaching following his involvement with the Nigeria U20 team.Preparing for the 2019 Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland, the Yak teamed up with the Flying Eagles in Munich, while offering to drill Paul Aigbogun’s forwards.However, the ex-Nigeria international claims he has no plans to venture into coaching, saying he is happy with his role at Fifa.“I don’t want to be coach,” the former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Leicester City man stated.“I went to the U20 camp in Munich before they went to Poland. There, I stayed for over a week and passed my message to the young footballers.“I even coached the strikers a little bit and I am always ready to help out when I’m needed but coaching is not for me.“I enjoy what I’m doing now than coaching, but, I can come in whenever I’m needed to speak to the boys and pass my knowledge to the upcoming players.“I was in the national team for ten years and I had a great time there, good or bad.“For me, to be invited to speak with the U15s, U17s and U20s will be nice and I will be willing to help in the future. But as a coach, that’s not for me.”Currently, Ayegbeni is one of the Fifa ambassadors who help to take the beautiful game to distressed countries in conjunction with the Fifa Legends Programme.He shared his experience and provided some insight into his role as it concerns giving hope to future stars.“I’ve been travelling around with Fifa,” he continued.“We were once at Malawi and the last time, I went to Tsonga, I’ve been with them [Fifa] for almost a year now.“I enjoy working with Fifa and being one of their ambassadors is great. You meet people; you try to pass a message to the upcoming players.“It’s not really about football alone because you meet with people from other sports, encouraging them to follow their dreams.“Having a chance talking these boys from the street, speaking to them to follow their passion is like a dream come true for me.” Tags: CoachingYakubu Aiyegbenilast_img

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