The World Cup winning coach of France in 1998, Laurent Blanc, is top on the list of four coaches recommended to the board of the Nigeria Football Federation as the next manager of the Super Eagles.

Blanc, according to authoritative sources, is one of the foreign football coaches who applied for the Eagles job which has been vacant after Austin Eguavoen-led technical crew that led Nigeria to the Qatar 2022 World Cup ouster in the playoff against Ghana stepped down.

Ernesto Valverde, Philip Cocu and Jose Persseiro are the other coaches on the cards for the vacant Eagles job.

After a meeting on Friday in Abuja, the technical committee of the NFF led by Ahmed Yusuf recommended Blanc, Verlverde, Cocu and Peseiro to the football body.