Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Udeze has said he would prefer a foreign coach to handle the Super Eagles.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to announce a new coach for the Eagles following the exit of former handler Austine Eguavoen.
Though the football body has since named assistant coaches for the Eagles, they are yet to appoint a new handler.
And commenting on the delay in appointing a new coach, Udeze made it clear that he would not have a problem if a local coach is appointed but his preferred choice remains a foreigner.
“Left to me I will prefer a foreign coach to handle the Super Eagles because of what just happened,” he said on Brila FM.
“We had a local coach but we all saw what happened, he failed to qualify us for the World Cup. But if the NFF go ahead to appoint a local coach no problem because there is no time, the 2023 AFCON qualifiers is close but my preferred choice is a foreign coach.”
The Eagles will hope to bounce back from the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup qualifier when the race for the 2023 AFCON kicks off.
They are in the same qualifying group with Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Principe or Mauritius.