The Nigeria Football Federation is considering the possibility of appointing Augustine Eguavoen permanent Super Eagles coach.
Eguavoen was named to the post last month in an interim capacity after the NFF fired former coach Gernot Rohr on the eve of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The NFF later appointed Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the three-time African champions.
Peseiro is expected to take charge of the team after the AFCON finals in Cameroon.
Eguavoen put himself in the frame for the job after guiding the Super Eagles to three successive wins in Cameroon.
“He is not in Cameroon because we have not signed a contract with him yet,” a member of the NFF executive council who does not want to be named, told ESPN.
“If he had signed a contract, he would have definitely been in Cameroon as planned.”
“We are managing the public trust. So we have to look at what the people want and we also know what we want as well,” added the official.
“What we all agree on is that we want the team to do well, to play good football, to make Nigerians happy and to win trophies.
“It doesn’t matter who the coach is, what matters is the objective. If that objective can be achieved with Eguavoen as we can see now, then why not?
“We removed Rohr because Nigerians were not happy with the play and we were not blind to see that we were not going in the right direction the way we were playing.”