Berti Vogts, the former coach of Germany and Scotland, has been appointed as the new boss of Nigeria.
The 60-year-old takes replaces Austin Eguavoen, who has been in charge for the past two years.
“After a long week of hard work and deep discussion, we are pleased to announce that Berti Vogts has agreed to coach our national side,” NFA chairman Sani Lulu told BBC Sport on Monday.
“We have entered a memorandum of understanding with him and other details of the contract will be made public very soon.
“The most important thing is that we have found the person to take our football to the next level,” Lulu said.
Vogts led Germany to the European Championship title in 1996 and later coached Scotland.
“It’s an enormous challenge, but I’m delighted,” said Vogts.
“I’ll go to Nigeria at the end of the month but I’ll be working mostly out of Europe. Of course it would be a dream to compete in the World Cup with Nigeria,” he added.