Ex-Super Eagles, John Utaka Appointed Montpellier Coach

1 month ago Victor Adeola 0

French League 1 side Montpellier, have appointed their former player and former-Nigeria international John Utaka as coach of their U19 team.

The 38-year-old returns to Stade de la Mosson with the ambition of earning his coaching badge in the Ligue 1 club’s youth set-up.

Utaka spent two-and-a-half years at Montpellier between 2011 and 2013, and he helped La Paillade win their first-ever top-flight title in the 2011-12 season.

His brace in the club’s 2-1 win over Auxerre secured Montpellier’s triumph on May 12, 2012.

Utaka is the new Nigerian ex-player to take up a coaching role after ex-captain Joseph Yobo was appointed as an assistant coach to Gernot Rohr in the national team.

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