Super Eagles’ defenders, Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem as well as Flying Eagles’ youngster, Success Makanjuola are set to play under the coach they recently tangoed in national team action, as Egypt’s former handler, Javier Aguirre is their new coach at CD Leganes of Spain.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that Omeruo and Awaziem will now be in a hurry to impress the man they played against early this year, as Aguirre was in charge of the Egyptian team during international friendlies against Nigeria in Cairo and Asaba, following his appointment to manage The Pharaohs in August 2018.
However, after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations as hosts, when Egypt were knocked out by South Africa in the round of 16, before Nigeria beat Bafana Bafana in the quarter-finals, Aguirre was sacked along with the whole technical and administrative staff of the national team.
Omeruo, Awaziem and Makanjuola’s new handler is a Mexican tactician, who steps in as a quick replacement for sacked Mauricio Pellegrino, who was instrumental in receiving the Nigerian trio at the modest Spanish club, who have struggled so far this term.
While their interim coach, Luis Cembranos also returns to his duty post with Leganes B, Omeruo, Awaziem and Makanjuola will now play under 60-year-old Aguirre, who has signed to tinker the team till the end of this season.
They will immediately get a feel of their new gaffer, as Aguirre, who returns to Spain after having trained Espanyol as his last experience in La Liga, following previous stops with Real Zaragoza, Atletico Madrid and Osasuna, takes charge of a closed doors training session on Tuesday evening.
From then on, the Nigerian troika will surely have to learn new tactics before Leganes will host Real Mallorca in their next league game on Saturday, but they will feel comfortable knowing that Aguirre will be assisted by one of their former handlers, Carlos Martinez.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Leganés and Mauricio Pellegrino have decided, by mutual agreement, to part ways. The Argentine coach, who managed last season to keep the team one more year in the First Division, will not manage the team next weekend against Mallorca. CD Leganés wishes Mauricio Pellegrino and his coaching staff the best of lucks in the future and thanks them for the work done during the time as managers of the cucumber squad.”