The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has claimed Guus Hiddink is interested in taking charge of the national side.
Previous incumbent Shiabu Amodu was sacked on Saturday following a disappointing showing at the African Nations Cup and, with a replacement due to be appointed by the end of the month, Hiddink is on a shortlist to take the side into the World Cup.
Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal ruled himself out of contention, but Hiddink is understood to be willing to take on the role after his current side, Russia, failed to qualify for South Africa.
Tunde Aderibigbe, special assistant to NFF president Sani Lulu Abdullahi, told Kick Off Nigeria: “He expressed an interest in the position and that is why we put his name there.”
Egypt coach Hassan Shehata has claimed he has received an approach about replacing Amodu.