Former Nigeria international Julius Aghahowa believes that coaches did not deserve the awful treatment he witnessed during his late playing years.
Beyond the ill treatment, the 38-year-old feels taking the coaching direction is not all a road former players have to choose.
“First of all, I’ll say it’s not compulsory that after your football career you must be a coach,” Aghahowa told AOI via Goal.
"Looking at how some of my senior colleagues were treated during their time as coaches, that’s enough to discourage me from wanting to be a coach.
"Some of them were even owed until they died. May their souls rest in peace.
“Look at what is happening in the league. Is it the players that are hungry that you’ll go and coach?
The Nigerian's long career started at Bendel Insurance before going far and wide the world to places like Tunisia, England, Turkey and his longest period in Ukraine with local giants Shakhtar Donetsk.
"Even the coaches demand money from players before they’re given a chance to play, mind you most footballers are from poor homes and the hunger to succeed is very high because of where they are coming from. I am talking from experience," he added.
“As for the football business, not too long ago I got licensed by the Nigerian Football Federation as an intermediary agent and I work with a lot of other agents to scout young talents across the country,” concluded the Benin-City born footballer.