Ex-Newcastle, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich and Crystal Palace striker Shefki Kuqi in contention for Kosovo Under-21 manager’s job
- Shefki Kuqi has emerged as a contender to take the Kosovo Under-21 job
- 44-year-old former striker enjoyed an extensive career in the English leagues
- He played football for Finland but is of Kosovar and Albanian descent
Former Newcastle striker Shefki Kuqi is in line for a return to football as he emerges a contender for the Kosovo Under-21 manager’s job.
The 44-year-old is looking for a return to the game following his previous manager’s job with Finnish side FC Inter Turku and is a serious candidate to work within the Kosovo national set-up.
Kuqi, who also played for Crystal Palace and Ipswich among a host of other English clubs, represented Finland at senior international level during his playing career but is of Kosovar and Albanian descent.
Shefki Kuqi celebrates scoring a goal for Crystal Palace during his extensive career in England
Kuqi shows off his trademark ‘bellyflop’ celebration after scoring a goal for Ipswich in 2004
And the former centre-forward is in line to replace Rafet Prekazi in the role of Under-21 head coach.