AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly held talks with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick about becoming the Super Eagles coach.
The Super Eagles are on the lockout for a new coach after parting ways with Gernot Rohr ahead of the African Cup of Nations next year in Cameroon, with Pinnick targeting a manager who can bring the trophy home to Nigeria.
Pinnick is certainly ambitious and claims he has already had a discussion with the former Real Madrid boss about taking the post, according to report.
“I am not going to tell you we didn’t talk to Mourinho because we did and the sports minister also talked to Mourinho and there is nothing wrong with it.”
“If the coach will give us the Nations Cup, he will be drafted in immediately. I am not going to tell you that it will be later, because of what essence is the recruitment? If the executive committee says yes and we are ready, what are we waiting for?”
Mourinho has only signed a three year deal with Roma, joining them in May setting out his ambition to build a winning project over the next few years.
Another manager reportedly to succeed Rohr is former Sporting Lisbon boss Jose Peseiro and Krstajic who already signed a lucrative deal with Maccabi Tell Aviv.
While Nigerians await the new appointment of a new manager, interim boss Augustine Enguavoen will be in charge of the team ahead of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.