Stephen Appiah, former Black Stars skipper has revealed that his former national teammate Michael Essien urged him to go into coaching when after retirement.
Appiah disclosed to Kumasi based Fox FM that though he had different plan after hanging his boots, former Chelsea star Michael Essien told him to consider becoming a coach in future. This he says informed his decision to start a coaching course.
The former Juventus midfielder is on the verge of receiving his badge after undertaken a coaching course in the country.
”I was having a different plan altogether as to what career I may pursuit when I retire from active football,” Appiah.
”I quite remember three years ago when Michael Essien and my other playing mates in Europe urged me to go into coaching,” he recounted.
”They suggested by motivating me that, from the way I command a maximum respect from my team-mates, it’ll be prudent for me to become a coach judging from the knowledge I’ve gained on and off the field as a player and were very certain that I’ll succeed in it.
”So I decided to ponder over it and I came to a conclusion that I’ve to take up my coaching badges course. I’ve already registered for the course and very soon I’ll acquire my certificate of which I’m looking forward to be working with it in the near future.”