Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu begins a three-year campaign at Nigeria Professional Football League club Heartland following his unveiling on Monday.
Ilechukwu spent 13 years in charge of MFM FC, where he took the club from the second division to the premier league and a campaign in the CAF Champions League.
He has now opened up on why he left the Lagos club to handle Heartland.
“I feel like I am growing and I want to take another challenge because it looks as if I am in a comfort zone and that’s how I am seeing myself been in a comfort zone." Ilechukwu said on Brila.net.
“I do hear a lot of things that is happening with state teams but I believe I can take tough challenges as well. Coming to this place, I know that it is not going to be easy at all but I know that by God grace, I will deliver and when there is result, everybody is going to be calm.”
Ilechukwu’s move to the Owerri-based side is his first professional career move.