Harry Redknapp in line for Nigeria job as Super Eagles bid for 2018 World Cup

Main ImageHARRY REDKNAPP is wanted by Nigeria to be their next manager.

The former Spurs and QPR boss has just completed two games as interim coach of Jordan.

Nigeria are in disarray having failed to qualify for the African Nations Cup and have targeted Redknapp to head up their 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Redknapp was handed his first chance at international management
Redknapp was handed his first chance at international management Getty Images

Redknapp, 69, said he enjoyed the international scene as Jordan beat Bangladesh 8-0 before losing 5-1 to Australia in Sydney this week.

He is an advisor at Derby until the end of the season but could be persuaded to take a new big-money deal in Africa. Former Nigeria boss Sunday Oliseh quit in February over contract issues.

And the Super Eagles’ African Nations Cup campaign was hit when Chad quit over financial issues — meaning the second place side could not qualify.

Sports minister Solomon Dalung said: “Nigerians cannot accept any reason for failure from anybody.

“After this abysmal performance, it’s important we return to the drawing board to plan for the future of football in Nigeria.”

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