The NFF sacked the entire technical crew of the Super Eagles last week after the men’s national team failed to qualify for the World Cup. 

Top officials from the Federal Ministry of Sports are in talks with Sunday Oliseh, according to Own Goal Nigeria, with the hopes of persuading him to return to the role he left in February 2016.

During his time as Eagles gaffer, Oliseh had a tense relationship with NFF authorities.

If he is approached for a second term with the Super Eagles, the Belgium-based former footballer has stated that he may reconsider his decision.

Between 1993 and 2002, the former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund midfielder played for the West African country before being named national team coach in July 2015.

Oliseh’s tenure was short-lived, as he resigned from the NFF seven months later due to a supposed contract breach.

The 47-year-old, who has struggled to find a new challenge since leaving his management position at Fortuna Sittard in 2018, has stated that he is willing to return to Nigeria on one condition.

“My country is my country, nobody can take it from me. You can make any comment you want to make, but I am first (a) Nigerian before anything else,” Oliseh told a private television station. Lagos 

 “So, if my country needs me to help out and they ask me to come and do it, I will do it.”

“But I will not do it if I am giving the best of my knowledge for my country to work and somebody is just taking it ‘yes or no’ and then eventually we all fail.

“I resigned from the Super Eagles because I had decided that when I was sick, I was going to stop because I did not get any help from the federation.”