Former Multiple winning African footbàller Aeard,, Samuel Eto’o, has expressed displeasure with the way African coaches are treated in Europe
According to him most of them don’t get opportunities for high-ranking jobs due to their colour in spite of their qualifications
The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea player who is also considering going into coaching after finally hanging his boots believes African coaches are treated as second class citizens in spite of their rich qualifications and experiences.
The 37 year old claims their (African coaches) chances of securing top managerial jobs in Europe are limited owing to lack of confidence.
Eto’o, who won four African player of the year awards during his active football career confirms some black players are skeptical of going into coaching because of this major reason.
Eto who is currently plying his trade with Qatar Sports Club in the Qatar Stars League, said, “Some former black players don’t want to become coaches, even if maybe they’d like to.
“Of course, there are many African coaches who have qualifications, but there’s simply no confidence in them, unlike other coaches.
“Coaches of colour have been disheartened because they’re viewed as second-class citizens. Still, I won in Europe as a player so I have to win in Europe as a coach.”
Eto’o won Champions League three times as a player as well as four domestic titles in Spain and Italy and he is keen to manage at the highest level once he hangs up his boots.
The African football legend has joined Qatari top flight side Qatar Sports Club.
The club confirmed the move on their official social media page as they plan to stage a press briefing to present the former Chelsea and Barcelona star to the public.
Eto moved to Qatar after leaving Turkish club Konyaspor by mutual consent earlier this month.