Emmanuel Amunike Sets New Target, Signs For TMC
Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles Coach Emmanuel Amunike has revealed that he would be seeking new opportunities in club football management.
Amunike has been overlooked in the ongoing recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Football Federation to fill existing vacancies across the various national teams.
The ex-Barcelona star failed to officially apply as directed by the Federation.
Amunike expressed readiness to shift his focus to club football management while he signed a management deal with Temple Management Company (TMC) which also manages other sports personalities including Super Eagles Defender, Kenneth Omeruo and Super Falcons player, Ebi Onome.
It is understood that some football clubs based in Egypt and South Africa are already showing interests in the Nigerian tactician.
Speaking on his management deal with TMC, Amunike said that he will work closely with the talent agency as a brand as well as with his foundation, the Emmanuel Amunike Soccer Foundation based in Lagos.
Coach Amunike explained, “As an ex-footballer, our career doesn’t end from the day we retire as it is generally believed. Working with TMC will now help to open up other areas of opportunities that will help maximize my full potentials.”
While receiving the Nigerian football icon, Koye Sowemimo (Head of Sports) aligned with the youth coach about future opportunities adding that TMC will help realize his dream.
Mr. Sowemimo said, “We are delighted to welcome Coach Amunike as our first football legend. As a player and a coach, he has achieved a great deal and continues to demonstrate his passion for football by grooming the future stars. Our objective is to work with him on enhancing his brand image and seek out global opportunities for him to further his coaching career.”