Israeli coach Avram Grant

Israeli coach Avram Grant

Nigerian FA wants Israeli coach Avram Grant to manage the team during the Africa Cup of Nations Sky Sports understands.

Former coach Stephen Keshi was sacked on October 16 after a poor run of results.

Grant, who succeeded Jose Mourinho as Chelsea manager in 2007 and also managed Portsmouth and West Ham in the Premier League, led BEC Tero to victory in Thailand’s Toyota Cup earlier this month.

During his time in charge at Stamford Bridge, Grant led Chelsea to the Champions League final in 2008 and runner-up spot in the Premier League in the same season.