John Obi Mikel expresses his desire to return to the Super Eagles fold

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Former Super Eagles captain and Chelsea FC midfielder John Obi Mikel has expressed his desire to return to the national team years after his retirement.

The father of two who made the disclosure during an interview with CNN on Thursday said that he would love to get involved with the team but not as a manager.

He started categorically that he would love to get involved with the Super Eagles as someone trying to fix the problems from the top, if it means to be a mediator between the players and the NFF.

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Mikel said; “I would love to get involved with the Super Eagles, but not as a manager; I don’t want to get sacked; I don’t think I can handle that very well.

“I want to be involved with the national team as someone trying to fix the problems from the top, if it means to be a mediator between the players and the NFF to make sure things are run properly and have the right people managing what we should do together to make sure that we succeed.

“Success doesn’t happen only on the pitch, but from the top. So for me, that’s where we should start. I still maintain huge respect from the players and the fans. That’s what I would love to do in the future, but for now, let’s see what happens at AFCON.”

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