Former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, is in line to be named the new coach of the Super Eagles according to multiple reports in England, according to UK news outlet, Daily Star.
The three-time African champions have been in the hunt for a substantive manager after Sunday Oliseh unceremoniously quit the team in February.
His act led to the appointment of ex-international, Samson Siasia, on an interim capacity to lead the team through the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.
Failure to qualify for a second successive AFCON saw Siasia return to his U-23 job and Salisu Yusuf, selected to manage the team for the two friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg on May 27 and June 1 respectively.
However, Salisu’s role could be brought to an abrupt end if latest reports emanating from several British tabloids are anything to go by.
Daily Star, on Thursday evening claimed, Redknapp, 69, has agreed in principle to become the coach of the West African nation – with the announcement set to be made in a couple of days.
Redknapp, who has over 30 years coaching experience at club level, is yet to be fully tested at international level.
He recently finished a two-game deal managing Jordan – reportedly a favour for the country’s FA president, Prince Ali bin al- Hussein.
Redknapp, who is uncle to Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, is fondly remembered for his time at Spurs where he led the north Londoners to qualifying for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2010.
Prior to that, the former England international had steered Pompey to FA Cup glory in 2008 – a team that had Nigerian greats, Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka on parade.
Should Redknapp get the nod, he becomes the first Englishman to handle any Nigerian national team after independence.