European clubs don’t believe in black coaches, says Siasia

SiasiaSuper Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia has said there are only a handful of black coaches working in Europe because the clubs there do not believe in them.

Siasia has been reappointed Nigeria coach in an interim capacity in the wake of the shock resignation of Sunday Oliseh recently.

He first coached Nigeria Super Eagles in 2010, before he was fired the following year after he failed to qualify the country to the 2012 AFCON in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Before getting his coaching badges in the United States of America and Europe, he played for French club Nantes as well as Lokeren in Belgium.

He also featured at the 1994 World Cup in the USA when Nigeria made a long-awaited debut.

Siasia told Mtnfootball.com that European clubs are guilty of not giving black coaches a chance.

“I want to believe that the reasons there are not many black coaches working in Europe are because the European clubs hardly give us a chance and they do not believe in us,” said the coach, who himself was severally linked with jobs abroad.

“Many of us have not only played at the highest level in Europe, but have excelled, but even when we get our coaching badges there, these clubs still don’t give us the break we need to show what we can do outside the pitch.

“We have many ex-African players with French nationality, but I can only recall (Claude) Makalele who was at Bastia and that was it.

“Where is John Barnes with all he achieved at Liverpool and even though he grew up in England and played for that country? He was not given much of a chance there as a coach.

“Where is another black coach, Chris Houghton? Where is he now?

“Many of us have good records as players and then coaches, but because the European clubs do not believe in us, we end up having to do something else.

“And even where they give us a chance, they are quick to dispense with us.

“Something is really not right, but I don’t want to put any name to it.”



10 Comments
  • tee

    Until an African country wins the world cup, that’s when they’ll start giving African coaches a chance.

    • Akpobome

      They can win the world cup one million times and still would be passed over

      • tee

        But they have not won it yet.

  • clivingstone2@yahoo.com

    racism, simpe

  • Hackervirus

    Chris Houghton is at Brighton hoping to bring them back to EPL..They are doing well and Chris is doing well

  • kayode Olufade

    Prove yourself first

  • SWEET DADDY

    Charity begins at home ; Until African Countries give African coaches a chance, no other Continent will.
    Africa must stop using European coaches and use only African coaches.

  • SWEET DADDY

    You’ve got to read this Excerpts from an interview with a Jewish leader about Blacks.

    INTERVIEWER:

    Why are blacks so behind Economically?

    JEWISH LEADER:

    The only thing blacks understand is Consumption. Blacks don’t understand the importance of creating and building wealth.

    The fundamental rule is to keep your money within your racial group. We the Jews build Jewish business, hire Jewish, buy Jewish and spend Jewish. There is nothing wrong with that but it is a basic rule blacks cannot comprehend and follow; “He kills his fellow blacks daily instead of wanting to see his fellow black do succeed” 93% of blacks killed in America are by other blacks.

    Their leaders steal from their people and send the money back to their colonial master from whom they borrow the same money from.

    Every successful black want to spend his money in the country of his colonial masters. They go on holiday abroad, buy houses abroad, school abroad, go for medical treatment abroad etc instead of spending this money in their own country to benefit their people.

    Statistics show that the Jew’s money exchanges hands 18 times before leaving his community while for blacks it is probably a maximum of once or even zero.

    Only 6% of black money goes back into their community. This is why Jews are at the top and blacks are at the bottom of every ladder of society.

    Instead of buying Louis Vuitton, Hermes, expensive cars, shoes, houses, dresses etc, blacks could industralize Africa, build banks and get rid of colonial institutions by putting them out of business.

    INTERVIEWER:

    What is your thought on failure of blacks after 150yrs?

    JEWISH LEADER:

    Well, nothing is ever the black man’s fault. His compulsive habit of killing his own, compulsive material consumption. His inability to build businesses or preserve wealth are usually somebody else’s fault.

    INTERVIEWER:

    So what can blacks do to liberate themselves

    JEWISH LEADER: Blacks must take responsibility. Blacks must unite. And vehemently fight corrupt leaders who run down their country and run to IMF as though IMF is Father Christmas.

    • Abdullah

      Thanks. Interesting.

  • akeebaba

    CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME,IF YOU WANT YOUR HALF BROTHER TO FEAR YOU, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO DEAL DECISIVELY WITH YOUR OWN BLOOD BROTHER

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