Four Nigerian Champions Kano Pillars has unveiled Salisu Yusuf as the club technical adviser for the second time in twelve years after leaving Rangers Internationals by mutual consent,Felele247.com understands.
He joined Kano pillars in 2007/2008 and led to them to their first NPFL title after leaving Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt during the offseason of 2006/2007.
Yusuf started his professional managerial career in 2002 as the head coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side Nasarawa United before he moved to Lobi Stars as an assistant coach and helping them win the National Challenge Cup (now Nigerian FA Cup) in 2003. He later moved to Dolphins F.C. where he worked as assistant coach until 2008 when he joined Kano Pillars as chief coach and eventually led them to win the 2008 Nigeria Premier League title.
In 2009, the Nigeria Football Federation employed Yusuf as assistant coach to Samson Siasia who was serving as the head coach of the Nigeria national football team. Yusuf was still working with Siasia when Kano Pillars appointed him as technical adviser in 2010, a move that saw the club qualify for the 2010 CAF Champions League. In November 2012, he moved to Enyimba where he replaced Austin Eguavoen as technical adviser and guiding them to win the 2013 Federation Cup trophy.
Upon leaving Enyimba Football Club, Yusuf joined El-Kanemi Warriors as technical adviser before he went on to be named assistant coach to Stephen Keshi who was serving as head coach of the Nigerian senior football team.
On 24 October 2016, he was officially appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation as the chief coach of the Nigeria national football team.
Speakiging at the unveiling, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje represented by his deputy governor Nasir Yusuf Gawuna mandated him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the development of the team.
“Salisu D-Black is highly experienced, having coached the Super Eagles National Team,we have confidence with him at the helm of affairs,he will return the club to its rightful place in the Nigerian and African Continent Football Ganduje…this is your home therefore you are welcome back Ganduje said”.