Sky Sports understands the Nigerian FA wants Avram Grant to manage the team during the Africa Cup of Nations.
The dates for next year’s African Cup of Nations will not be changed due to fears over the Ebola virus, say organisers.
Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady has pulled out of Egypt's forthcoming African Nations Cup double header.
Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for a third time after beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final on Sunday night.
Mali enjoyed a second successive third-place play-off win over Ghana as they triumphed 3-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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