Nigeria forward Michael Babatunde is not bothered about who is eventually named the Super Eagles coach, as he is willing to work with whoever gets the job, he has told fcnaija.com.
The Super Eagles have been without a substantive coach since the resignation of Sunday Oliseh in February and has since had two interim coaches as Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with fcnaija.com, Babatunde, who has previously worked under Salisu Yusuf – one of the shortlisted candidates for the job – says he is open to working with anyone.
“It is not a problem for me and I am not bothered about who gets it in the end,” he told Babatunde.
“I am ready to play under anyone who is named the coach because I am a professional and I have to be prepared for anything.
“I know Salisu Yusuf as he has been there the times I have played for the Super Eagles even under Stephen Keshi and he is a good coach, but I am ready to work with anyone of them,” he posited.
The Nigeria Football Federation last week shortlisted three coaches out of which one is expected to be named as the new Nigeria coach this week.
Frenchman Paul Le Guen is the favourite, while much-travelled Belgian Tom Saintfiet has a good experience of the continent.
Salisu Yusuf has been around as assistant to Samson Siasia, Stephen Keshi and Sunday Oliseh and was in charge in the friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg during the last FIFA free window.