After retiring, Samuel Eto’o plans to continue his studies and become a coach of a large European club, after a beautiful and rich career as a footballer. The former Cameroonian international said he would also like to lead the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. A dream that could well come true since he knows this national team well that he has worked with for at least two decades.
Philippe Doucet, the Canal + Horizon consultant who knows Eto’o well, expressed doubts about the ability of the former Pichichi of the Spanish Liga to realize this dream:
“Very, very long, he talks about being a coach. Eto’o did a lot of training in Cameroon, Gabon, Barça where he had brought many Cameroonians to Masia. So he has that fiber. Now will he go all the way? Will he do it? In fact, being a coach is a daily and permanent commitment. Today, Samuel Eto’o, he takes care of CAF and FIFA a little, he likes to take care of many things. The last time I interviewed him at Konyaspor, his office was crammed with business files and stuff. He was still a footballer and we felt that all this was already occupying him. My concern can he be able to forget everything and be only a coach? Being a coach is 100% there is nothing else next to it. It is a personal choice and perhaps difficult for him, we will see. “
Samuel Eto’o knows the extent of this choice for having already coached for a few months in Antalyaspor. For this, he does not intend to give up his dream of becoming a coach.
But for Philippe Doucet, it will be difficult for the former player of the indomitable lions of Cameroon to succeed in this project because of his commitments in business at CAF and FIFA.