Nigeria has a good history of sacking coaches that qualifies the nation for the World Cup, with Clemence Westerhof being the only exception and that could be down to his direct contact to the presidency at the time.
Despite the success of the Super Eagles under his tutelage, Stephen Keshi’s methods have been questioned from several quarters with reports suggesting that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are shopping for a foreign coach. But Keshi says he has enough experience to handle the situation should the NFF bring in another coach for the Super Eagles, having been a victim of pre World Cup sack both home and abroad.
“Worried about my job? You see this job we have is that they hire you today and they fire you tomorrow.
“I have done my best in my job for Nigeria and if they decide to fire me and bring someone else, so be it.” I believe I’m strong enough and I’ve got the experience to handle it,” said the former Togo and Mali boss.
“It happened in 2012 when Amodu Shaibu and I qualified the country for the World Cup. It also happened in Togo. So if that’s it, so be it. If people want to talk, I can’t stop it. I don’t worry about speculation about my job, I don’t worry about anything,” he said.
Keshi is the only African coach to have qualified two nations for the World Cup finals.