Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have initiated moves to sound out former Dutch coach Ruud Gullit as the country’s new coach, reports AfricanFootball.com.
The NFF have made it clear Shuaibu Amodu will only be in charge of the Super Eagles for two AFCON qualifiers against Congo and South Africa next month after which the country will hire a foreign coach.
The NFF,according to the website have moved quickly in the plan to engage a top foreign coach by getting across some contacts to sound out Gullit for the top coaching post.
“The Nigeria contacts in Europe are first to sound out Gullit whether he will be open to handle the Super Eagles and if he would be available,” a top source told the website.
“It will be only after this contact that other considerations like the duration of the contract and the personal terms of Gullit would be tabled.”
The 52-year-old Gullit last coached Russian club Terek Grozny in 2011. He has most recently worked as a TV pundit for SuperSport and BBC.
He has coached English Premier League clubs Chelsea and Newcastle United as well as Dutch side Feyenoord and Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS.
He led Chelsea to win the FA Cup in 1997 and is best remembered for his “Sexy Football”.