West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been linked to Super Eagles coaching job. The coach nicknamed Big Sam became popular with the Nigerians when he was the coach to Austin Okocha at Bolton Wanderers. The Nigeria Football Federation officials have not mentioned any other coach for the job as they hold what many people have called endless negotiation with Stephen Keshi, but a report published by The Sun on Wednesday suggested that the NFF officials are tracking Allardyce for Eagles job.
A fortnight ago, NFF vice president, Seyi Akinwunmi, confidently said that they had a plan B if the talk with Keshi fails. Daniel Amokachi has been in temporary charge since the end of last year but the NFF officials are expected to appoint a substantive coach before the African Nations Championship qualifiers begin in June. Amokachi will lead the Eagles to the friendly in South Africa next week. There has not been any direct report from Allardyce camp indicating that he would want to take an international role with Nigeria.
The 60 year-old may be set to leave the Boleyn Ground in the summer, with his role in East London under threat and his contract expiring. The former defender is also seen as a target, on a permanent basis for Sunderland. There are also reports suggesting he is wanted at Queens Park Rangers.