Jose Mourinho has held conversations about taking over as manager of the national team, according to the head of Nigeria’s Football Association.
The Super Eagles are looking for a new coach after sacking Gernot Rohr on the eve of the African Cup of Nations next month.
Rohr had been in command for five years when they were held to a stalemate by Cape Verde in their most recent match.
Augustine Eguavoen was named head coach by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), but he appears unlikely to be in charge by the time the event begins in Cameroon in January.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick stated that a new coach would be appointed in the next week or two, implying that Mourinho was involved in the discussions.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, claimed to have met with Mourinho.
He stated that there is no harm in contacting the Roma manager.