Kashimawo Laloko has said Sunday Oliseh does not have enough experience to take charge of the Super Eagles.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), this week confirmed they were in talks with the former national team captain, to replace Stephen Keshi who was sacked last week.
But the former NFF Technical Director insists Oliseh is not ripe for the job.
“I don’t think he has the necessary experience to be Super Eagles coach. He is educated and very organised as a player, but his success will depend on how organised he is as a coach,” Laloko told Punch.
“Managing a national team is very different from coaching a club. Besides, being a good footballer and analyst does not automatically make you a fantastic coach.
“But one thing I can be sure of is that he will introduce a new structure in the team; Keshi never had any structure, and that was what affected the team last year.
“Oliseh might have the UEFA pro licence but it is required that he has a Caf licence, that is what we have on ground as the rule.”
Oliseh’s only managerial experience was at Belgian third division side Verviétois in 2008 and he will bringing his assistant from that time, Jean Francois Losciuto, to the Eagles setup.
“What is the experience of the Dutch coach and who is bringing him? The NFF should be the one to appoint his assistants, not the other way round,” Laloko continued.
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“Many of these foreign coaches know nothing about African football. Besides, this is not the time to spend our little resources on foreign coaches. We can call on coaches like Bitrus Bewarang, who also have Uefa licences and necessary experience.”