Former Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Joe Erico has questioned the maturity of Sunday Oliseh after he released two video’s on YouTube criticizing the Nigeria Football Federation and his critics.
Joe Erico believes the former midfielder also questioned why Oliseh felt he should be averse to criticism when he himself had been a stong critic of his predecessor Stephen Keshi.
Speaking to Sun Sports, the former coach urged ‘the African Guardiola’ to take the criticism and use it to make himself a better manager.
“The job of a coach is one that is always in the public eye and I don’t see why he is averse to criticism. Oliseh was one of the biggest critics of Stephen Keshi when the latter was in charge. As a coach, you are bound to face criticism,” Erico said.
“What you do is to take them in good faith and make use of the good ones.”
The former coach questioned Oliseh’s maturity and said every manager must face criticism from all quarters.
He said: “Oliseh went too far in his comments. It shows that he is not mature. You don’t insult a whole nation because people criticised your team.
“Criticisms make you a better manager. There’s no way everyone would like what you’re doing with the team and if it happens, then there is a big problem.”
Erico also opined that Oliseh was not ready for the national team job when he took over from Keshi.
He also suggested the NFF was to blame for not looking at the local league to look for a suitable replacement for Keshi.
“Oliseh was not ready for the job and those calling for a foreign coach are making a mistake. A foreign coach is not the solution to our problem. We have indigenous coaches who can look administrators in the eyes and tell them the truth but they are never considered,” Erico said.
“The real problem goes all the way down to our club sides because that is where disciple is taught. Oliseh is toying with his job because he did criticise other coaches before now.”
In 11 matches, Oliseh has lost two, once in a competitive game, won five and drawn four.
Nigeria face Egypt in a double header next month as they continue their bid to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Ga
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