Glenn Hoddle could lead Nigeria at this year’s World Cup this summer.
The former England coach flew to Africa last night to meet officials from the Nigerian Football Federation.
Hoddle has been running a football academy in Spain since leaving Wolves in 2006. But it is thought he would be interested in a short-term appointment for the World Cup.
Sven-Goran Eriksson is also on the shortlist, and is expected to be interviewed later this week.
Nigeria are looking for a head coach after sacking Shaibu Amodu, following a disappointing showing at last month’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Hoddle took England to the second round of the 1998 World Cup before losing to Argentina. He was sacked by the FA in February 1999 for his controversial spiritual views.