FUFA president Moses Magogo has claimed that Mike Mutebi turned down the opportunity to coach Uganda Cranes.
Magogo revealed this during an exclusive interview with NBS TV.
Reports have been circulating on several media platforms suggesting that Mike Mutebi was the front runner for Cranes’ permanent coach job.
However, this seems less likely following Magogo’s revelation that Mutebi refused the job offer.
“Incidentally I will go on record, we offered this job to him, he refused it,” Mutebi said.
“He said he’s not ready for the national team at the moment. Well, that’s the reaction we got.”
“So, we continue with the search to make sure that we get another human being a Ugandan or non Ugandan to take on the job,” he added.
Mutebi has enough experience to coach Cranes
Magogo claims that they had based on Mutebi’s experience against the Arabs, South Africans and Central Africans.
He believed that the former ‘Kasasiro Boys’ coach would have been the right man for the mantle.
“I would have also loved to see a Ugandan coach on the Uganda national team.”
“And I believe many Ugandans are moving towards that.”
“I have been public and said that I believe Mike Mutebi is one of the coaches in my view who has reached the level.”
“You know when you coach the national team, you’re coaching international football.”
“Your competition is international, it’s not in the league,” Magogo added.
Mutebi parted ways with KCCA FC in March this year after his contract was terminated.
Since then, he has not found greener pastures despite having been linked with a number of clubs including Vipers.