Jose Mourinho has reportedly recommended a new tactician to become the next coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria NFF president Amaju Pinnick is reportedly uninterested local coaches as he continues the search for Gernot Rohr’s replacement A source has disclosed that a new coach has already been identified, and that Pinnick went as far as reaching out to the ‘Special One’
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to announce the appointment of a new foreign coach who has been recommended by former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Gernot Rohr was officially relieved of his duties as the Super Eagles coach and former international Augustine Eguavoen was appointed to take up the position temporarily.
Eguavoen has been tasked to lead the team to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament billed to kick off in Cameroon on January 9.
Vanguard are reporting that a new boss has already been found, but the NFF is yet to reveal the identity of the coach.
It was gathered that NFF president Amaju Pinnick is wary of critics and has gone all out in search of a new coach who will take the team to the World Cup.
According to the platform, a source said Pinnick went as far as meeting the AS Roma manager, Mourinho, to assist in identifying an impressive coach for the plum job. A source said: “The NFF boss went as far as meeting with many respected names including the former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho to assist him in getting a good coach for Nigeria. “The speed and precision with which the NFF applied in securing a new coach could not have been possible without the role played by the ‘Special One’.
“Qualification to the 2022 World Cup is top priority for NFF president Amaju Pinnick.”