The Super Eagles assistant coach was engaged by the club as a replacement for erstwhile Chief Coach Phillip Boamah who was axed last December after a string of poor results.
The development finally laid to rest several months of speculation regarding a substantive coach for the team.
In defending the choice of Amoo as Chief Coach, Adepoju stressed that the former Julius Berger handler has the experience and technical know-how to make a difference.
“Fatai Amoo is one of the best coaches available and his experience will come very handy for us at this time,” says Adepoju.
“We have gone through a pain-staking process to arrive at our choice, and we sincerely hope his appointment will usher in a new beginning for the club in terms of results,” added Adepoju, a member of Nigeria’s World Cup squads of 1994, 1998 and 2002.
3SC had been without a substantive handler since December last year when Boamah was sacked, prompting Mutiu Adepoju to combine his official portfolio as General Manager with that of interim coach.
Under Adepoju’s guidance the club was able to improve on its league standing, and at a point, were amongst the first 10 teams on the log. He also led the team to win the Oyo State Confederation Cup last Sunday following a penalty shoot-out win over Crown FC of Ogbomosho.
Amoo, a Nigerian ex-international midfielder who has had spells with Julius Berger and Sunshine Stars in the Premier League before being appointed assistant national team coach, had for long being touted as the club’s pick amongst the long list of prospective candidates.
Meanwhile the club is set to unveil Amoo on Tuesday in Ibadan.