BY STAFF REPORTER
Stephen Keshi’s agent, Emmanuel Ado, has moved to quell rumours the Super Eagles coach plans on quitting his Nigeria job to take the reins in Cote d’Ivoire.
Reacting to Saturday’s news, which stated that the former Nigeria skipper was listed 2th among 56 coaches gunning for the Elephants post, Ado maintained that his client was committed to his job and would see through his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.
He stated on his Facenook page: “Following calls by some journalists that my client Mr. Stephen Keshi and others like Giovanni Trapattoni, Domenech etc have been short listed by the Cote D’Ivoire Football Federation to replace former coach Herve Renard,I will like to make the following statements.
“My client is very happy with his job as the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. He has a two- year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. And as a professional, he will see out his contract.
“My client feels highly honored to be short listed by Cote D’Ivore – a great footballing country. Like you all know he has a very good relationship with Cote d’Ivore since his playing days. It is a relationship that he cherishes and would continue to cherish all the days of his life.
“We want to use this opportunity to call on all stakeholders and indeed all Nigerians to deny enemies of peace the chance they are looking for to cause distractions. We don’t need these distractions.”
Keshi, who is on his third stint with Nigeria was recently handed a new contract that ties him to N5m monthly salary for the next three years.
His initial contract expired after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.