Efe Ambrose: Ex-Eagles star appointed assistant reserve-team manager of Scottish club Livingston

Efe Ambrose: Ex-Eagles star appointed assistant reserve-team manager of Scottish club Livingston

- Efe Ambrose had 51 caps for the Nigeria senior national team scoring 4 goals

- The 31-year-old currently plays for Livingston FC of Scotland having joined in February

- He has also been appointed as the assistant reserve-team manager of the club

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Efe Ambrose has kicked off his managerial career having been appointed as the assistant reserve team manager of Livingston football club of Scotland.

Earlier in the year, the Scottish Premier League outfit completed a deal for the Nigerian who in a bid to re-ignite his career signed an 18-month contract.

He had been a free agent since leaving Derby County right at the end of the 2018/2019 season having failed to make a single appearance.

Livingston currently play in the Scottish Premiership and were founded in 1943 as Ferranti Thistle, a works team.

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Efe is not the only former Nigerian international who has taken up a coaching career.

Recall that Joseph Yobo was appointed as the new Super Eagles assistant coach in February this year.

Yobo, who spent ten years in the Premier League representing Everton football club takes over from former Rangers International boss Imama Amapakabo.

Efe Ambrose: Ex-Eagles star appointed assistant reserve-team manager of Scottish club Livingston

Efe Ambrose has been appointed assistant reserve-team manager of Livingston FC. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The former Eagles captain hanged his international boot in 2014, after making his third FIFA World Cup appearance in Brazil.

Before his retirement, he helped Nigeria win her third AFCON title when the late Stephen Keshi led the team to conquer Africa.

The 39-year-old grew through the ranks represented the country in six different continental championships - but crowned his efforts with the title in his last outing in South Africa.

The former captain will join a few of the ex-internationals who have been given opportunities to be on the technical team to tinker the team to success.

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However, legit.ng earlier reported that in 2019, Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr was ranked 19th among the top twenty managers in the world.

Fernando Santos, coach of Portugal national team, was ranked as the best manager in the world after winning the UEFA Nations League in June 2019.

Santos was chosen by football experts and journalists from 90 countries of all continents in the world for him to be ranked as the best coach.

Gernot Rohr tutored the Super Eagles to win bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON beating Tunisia in the third-place match.

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