The Nigerian Football Federation is eager to keep Stephen Keshi at the helm of the Super Eagles, and has offered the technician a 2-year contract worth N168 million.
He was being paid, until the ouster of the Super Eagles from the World Cup and an end to his contract, a monthly salary of N5 million, the loss in the Round of 16 match to the Les Blues of France marking the end of the contract.
The plan to offer Keshi an improved deal reportedly came amid confusion over the status of his employment with the Nigeria Football Federation.
The Big Boss, who is yet to append his signature to the new deal, was said to have complained about the clauses contained in the new contract papers.
It was also reported that the Nigeria Football Federation has put in place plans to hire a foreign coach to be assisted by a local coach should Keshi reject the new offer.