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NFF Set To Name Harry Redknapp New Eagles Coach

Posted: Apr 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Harry Redknapp, former Portsmouth, Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers manager, is in line to be named the next Super Eagles coach.

Starsport revealed that Redknapp has been approached to take over the national side full time.

A source close to the team revealed also that Redknapp could be named as the next permanent manager within a few days.

Redknapp is largely untested at international level after narrowly missing out on the England job to Roy Hodgson.

Last month, Redknapp, 69, finished a two-game deal managing Jordan – reportedly a favour for the country’s FA president, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

Now Redknapp is free to prepare for Nigeria’s remaining African Cup of Nations qualifier and the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Derby appointed Redknapp as an adviser earlier this year – but the ex-West Ham and QPR boss said he did not want the job full time.

Redknapp has worked with ex-Nigerian internationals in the past, notably Kanu Nwankwo and Peter Utaka at Portsmouth. They went on to win FA Cup, with Kanu grabbing the winner.

The NFF appointed Salisu Yusuf as interim manager of the Super Eagles this week to take charge of two upcoming friendlies against Mali in Paris on May 27 and Luxembourg on June 1.