Former Super Eagles assistance coach Daniel Amokachi and Nasarawa United coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru have taken pole position amongst possible successor to the dismissed Kano Pillars coach Okey Emordi.
Former Rangers and Enyimba International FC boss, Okey Emordi, was sacked as coach of Pillars on Monday.
A five-man board of the Glo Premier League champions led by Kabiru Baita will meet on Tuesday to begin their search for a new coach and attend to other pressing issues.
Amokachi, who was relieved of his role as assistant to former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi in April, has been linked with a handful of domestic outfits.
The ex-Nigeria international is not lacking in experience on local front, having previously managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba.
Baba Ganaru guided ‘Sai Masu Gida’ to lifting the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) crown in successive seasons between 2011 and 2013, before leaving to join the ‘Solid Miners ahead of the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Both coaches are yet to respond to speculations linking them with the vacant Pillars job.
There are other indications that the board of the Kano State-owned team may call for application.
Pillars drew 3-3 with Lobi Stars on Sunday, and will face the same side when the NPFL resumes after a two-week break. They are ninth on the 20-team table, nine points behind leaders Subshine Stars.