Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia urges striker to grow up.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has been branded a ‘loose cannon’ by one of his former coaches according to The Independent.
The striker has been at the centre of controversy since the January transfer window when he tried to engineer a move away from the club.
On the final day of the transfer window, Odemwingie drove himself to QPR’s Loftus Road stadium, hoping to secure a last minute move to the London club.
But Odemwingie suffered the humiliation of finding himself locked out of the stadium after West Bromr refused to give QPR permission to speak to the player.
Odemwingie has since been embroiled in a number of public spats with his club, often using the social media platform Twitter to air his unhappiness.
The player has insisted he wishes the club would sack him as he has found himself increasingly marginalised at the Black Country club.
Odemwingie also missed out on a place in Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations squad which saw the Super Eagles go on to lift the trophy.
Samson Siasia, who managed Odemwingie at the 2008 Olympics where the West Brom man starred as an overage player, has insisted the player needs to grow up if he wants to find his way back into the Nigerian national team.
Siasia admitted Odemwingie is a talented player but is overlooked by the current management because of his temperamental nature off the field.