Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pelvin Pinnick says Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro can take another job.
Peseiro was named Super Eagles’ substantive head coach last December following the sacking of Gernot Rohr.
The former Venezuela coach was expected to take charge of the team after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Interim head coach Augustine Eguavoen however put himself in the frame to get the job on permanent basis following the Super Eagles impressive showing in Cameroon despite the team’s exit in the second round.
Pinnick confirmed that the NFF is yet to seal a deal with Peseiro and discussions over a contract has stalled because of circumstances.
“I am still talking to him (Peseiro), maybe he has to wait till after the World Cup qualifiers (vs Ghana),” Pinnick said in an interview.
“If in the course of his waiting, he got another job, we wish him well.
“The good news is that we did not sign the contract officially. We don’t want to rush and make a hasty decision considering the circumstances.
“We have to do what is best for the nation and we work in harmony with the sports ministry, which represents the government.”
The Super Eagles will take on eternal rivals Black Stars of Ghana in a 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff next month.