Montpellier confirms Utaka’s return

Montpellier confirms Utaka’s return

Former Super Eagles and Montpellier forward John Utaka is set to return to the training center of his former club Montpellier, for his coaching badges.


Utaka played for the former French Champions between 2011 and 2013, making a total of 68 appearances and scored 12 goals.


According to a French website,, the Nigerian will start his coaching courses in the coming weeks for his diplomas as an educator and coach.

Montpellier’s Nigerian forward John Utaka runs with the ball during the French L1 football match Sochaux (FCSM) vs Montpellier (MHSC) on September 1, 2012, at the August Bonal Stadium in Montbeliard, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/GettyImages)

“Less than a month ago, several changes were made to the organizational structure of Montpellier Hérault, including the retirement of Robert Nouzaret, and the non-renewal of Laurent Robert’s contract. Today there are significant arrivals, which will be recorded,” the website wrote.


“Star striker of the club between 2011 and 2013, John Utaka (38) will join the training center in the coming weeks.


The former Nigerian international will begin to pass his diplomas as an educator/coach.”


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