Northern Irish International, 29-year-old Johnny McKinstry has been shortlisted for the top job in Rwanda alongside three others, former Chelsea assistant coach Jose Morais, Turkish coach Engin Fırat and German Hans Michael Weiss. (Photo: Mckinstry shaking hands with Ivory Coast coach Renard Herve in Abidjan)
Football Sierra Leone in February reported that McKinstry was the latest to put himself forward for the vacant Amavubi manager’s job to replace Englishman Stephen Constantine who resigned in January 2015, according to a couple of sources with knowledge of the situation.
McKinstry who was one of the youngest manager when appointed by Sierra Leone at the 27 and help Sierra Leone into the FIFA top 50 in the World said,
“Yes – it’s something that I am looking at. FERWAFA are going through a process with regards to the position, so hopefully there will be something more in the coming week.” Mckinstry told Footballsierraleone.net
Last month it was reported that over 50 coaches across the world applied for the Rwanda Job and that was confirmed by Football Federation (Ferwafa).
Ferwafa president Vincent Degaule Nzamwita confirmed the news today that McKinstry is the favorite.
Nzamwita told The Newtimes, “Mckinstry is a young coach and we feel that we should give him chance to coach Amavubi. We know that he list his job after Sierra Leone fired him.”
McKinstry is more likely to get the job, “Ferwafa says it will announce an appointment “in the upcoming days”.