Roland Andersson, the Swede assistant to Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Lars Lagerback, said on Friday in Abuja that it was great to be part of the team’s coaching set-up.

Andersson, who was introduced to the Nigerian media at a news conference, said he felt honoured and full of pride to get the job.

“I’m deeply honoured to be here, and I am really proud of the job with the Eagles, and I am sure we can do great things with the team,’’ he said.

Andersson is on the employ of the technical adviser in his five-month contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The former Swedish international, who will be 60 on Sunday, said he looked forward to a successful stint with the Super Eagles under Lagerback.

“I have known Lagerback for a long time, and we have been working together for seven years. I am sure we will do well with the Eagles,’’ he said.

On his career, Andersson said he had a 17-year playing career with Swedish clubs Malmö FF and Djurgårdens IF and represented the country at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

He said he had coached at Al-Shaab in the United Arab Emirates, BSC Young Boys of Switzerland, Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia, Qatar SC of Qatar and Malmö FF.

“I have been coaching for the past 25 years, and I have been working outside Sweden for a long time now. But I was with the Swedish team at the European Championship in 2004,’’ he said.

Andersson and two other assistants will be part of the Nigerian coaching crew at the World Cup, along with three Nigerian coaches — Asustin Eguavoen, Daniel Amokachi and Alloy Agu.

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One Thought on “It’s great working for Nigeria — Lagerback’s assistant

  1. Raw Justice - DK on March 29, 2010 at 7:33 am said:

    Kära Lagerbäck, jag hoppas att ni kommer att säga samma sak efter VM (Fiasko)… Kom ihåg att du arbetar i en No Man’s Land, ett land där folkmord av islamiska terrorister är en hobby sports! Akta dig

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