The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will need ample time to consider the best man for the Super Eagles job before it forwards a name to the Excos according to member, Mutiu Adepoju.
In July, Frenchman Paul Le Guen rejected the offer to take up the role of Technical Adviser of the three-time African Champions. His grouse; unpalatable clauses in the deal.
Hence, the Technical Committee will seek out not just another foreigner, but one who is capable of helping Nigeria reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria will start off on the journey in October against Zambia and Adepoju, a former Nigeria International, expressed optimism the new coach will start early enough on the preparation of the team.
The Super Eagles are in Group C which also houses top Africa sides, Algeria and Cameroon.