The last may not have been heard about the search for a foreign manager for the Super Eagles as the NFF is already beaming its searchlight on some European countries.
Although no big name had been shortlisted, some aides of the NFF President, Phinnick Amaju had been mandated to scout for a foreign manager who would be ready to work with the technical director and a yet to be named local coach who would soon be appointed.
The permutations was that once Stephen Keshi refuses to adhere to the conditions stipulated in the contract being dangled before him, then a foreign manager would be employed to replace him.
The NFF was believed to have set stringent conditions for Keshi so as to dissuade him to take up the job for the second time. Some of the conditions include: he must be ready to work under the technical director, must not accept personal gifts from anybody, no longer entitled to car, driver, accommodation and must not invite players on sentiments.
NFF officials are said to be fed up with him and were looking for a subtle way of easing him out of the saddle.
Out of contract Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that he’s not ready to work under any foreign coach but as the boss of the team.
Keshi, who is yet to accept the new deal offered to him by the Nigeria Football Federation, said there were some contentious issues in the contract, which he has discussed with the NFF.
“My lawyer went through the contract and there were a lot of things in it I don’t like. I spoke with the President before I left and told him I wasn’t comfortable with some of the provisions of the contract.
“There was no clause for a pay rise, there was a suggestion of bringing in a foreign coach but I find that difficult to understand. If you want a coach show him you have total trust in his abilities and these are areas I want to discuss with the NFF.”