Top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have said that coach Lars Lagerback is favourably disposed to stay on as Super Eagles coach despite the country's failure to go beyond the first round of the World Cup.
Nigeria crashed out Tuesday night from the 2010 World Cup after they lost two matches and drew one in Group B, which included Argentina, South Korea and Greece.
On Wednesday, the NFF tabled a four-year deal to the former Sweden coach, who said it is something he will like to do but would first wish to discuss the proposal with his wife.
"We are satisfied with the work Lagerback has done on our team within such a such time and have asked him to stay for another four years. It is something he said he will be happy to do, but would first want to discuss it with his wife,' a top official said.
"He still a month or so left on his initial contract. He will use that time to do a comprehensive post-tournament report."
It was also gathered that the financial implications of a new long-term contract for Lagerback will only be discussed with his agent.
However, it is believed that the NFF will drastically reduce the coach's $300,000-a-month salary because it can no longer afford to foot such a huge bill.
At present, Lagerback's salaries are paid by the Presidential Task Force for the 2010 World Cup. This was a special committee set up by Nigeria's government to assist the country's team financially for the World Cup.
In February, Lagerback signed a short-term contract specifically for the World Cup, which will run out next month.
Several top players of the Super Eagles have already backed him to stay on as coach.