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, Pinnick 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.
Keshi is believed to have turned down the conditions and may be considering other options.
He confided in someone that though he wishes to continue to coach the Eagles, he was not desperate.
NFF officials are said to be fed up with him and were looking for a subtle way of easing him out of the saddle.
Source: The Sun