Former NPFL star Peter Ijeh has been confirmed as the new technical adviser of struggling Vårgårda IK, a division 2 side in the Swedish football league.
The announcement was made on Tuesday.
After strings of unimpressive results, Peter Ijeh was been appointed to help the club record better results.
Vårgårda IK have recorded just 2 victories in thier first 13 games of the season, also recording 2 draws and 9 loss in the process. They have also conceded 27 goals this season, managing to score 14 goals. This stats further clamp down on the need for a new coach.
They are currently ranked 13th in the Northern Gotaland log.
This is not the first time Peter Ijeh will be appointed a coach of a club, in 2013 he was the coach of Assyriska BK.
According to Wikipedia, Ijeh has 5 caps with Nigeria National Team.
About Peter Ijeh:
After Peter Ijeh had played for clubs like NiTel United Lagos, and also won the highest goal scorer award with Julius Berger FC in the then Nigeria Premier League. He moved to Swedish giants Malmö FF, that was in the eyar 2001. He finished as the top scorer in Allsvenskan in 2002 with 24 goals.
The 2003 season wasn’t what Peter Ijeh envisaged as he sufferd a leg injury that kept him out for most part of the season, but he eventually came back, banging in 10 goals before the end of that season.
Late in that year, he was transfered to IFK Göteborg on a free transfer, in a what was said to be highly controverisal affair, as the club’s big name signing for its 100th anniversatu and Göteborg finished third.
In 2005 Ijeh moved to Danish club FC Copenhagen and won the league title in 2005–06 season.
After spending a season with Copenhagen, on June 19th 2006, Ijeh joined Viking FK in Norway on a 3 million Danish Krone deal. Becoming an instant success, scoring 11 goals in 15 games to save the team from relegation.
In the last game of the 2006 season, Ijeh scored 4 goals and pressured an opposition defender to score an won goal as Viking surprisingly demolished local rivals and 2nd placed S.K. Brann 5-0 to climb two places inthe tbale, and thus escaped relegation on goal-difference.
in 2007, several outlets withing Norway reported that Ijeh would soon be looking for another club, with interest from English championship side Coventry City, who was keen to play football in England, in a bid to exhibit his physical skills in the English game.
It was an Oslo-based club Lyn Football who reportedly tabled 12 million bid for Ijeh’s services, though the deal was rejected by Viking. Allowing Ijeh sign for Syrianska a Swedish second division side.
Oslo-based club Lyn Fotball reportedly made a NOK 12 million bid for Ijeh’s services, though this was rejected from Viking. Ijeh left Viking at the end of the 2009 season to sign for Syrianska FC in the Swedish second division.
On 23 October Ijeh scored two goals in the game that took Syrianska to Allsvenskan for the first time ever. He finished the season with 17 goals. He also scored Syrianska FC’s first Allsvenskan goal, after a mistake by the Gefle IF defence allowed him to roll the ball into an empty net.
Ijeh studied at Gothenburg University and the Swedish Football Federation (SvFF) and acquired a UEFA advanced licensed certificate. He is also a technical and tactical soccer coach.
Ijeh took over Assyriska BK in November 2013 as a head coach.