Bonfrere, was in charge when Nigeria won the Atlanta’96 Olympics gold medal, beating Argentina in the final for the gold, Africa’s first. Bonfrere also led Nigeria into the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000.
“Apart from Stephen [Keshi], the other local coaches have not succeeded because they cannot give what they don’t have to take the team higher.
“Other foreign coaches have also failed because they come with the arrogant attitude of being a world class coach and a big name to perform magic there, and that wrong notion meant they had no passion, desire and the required knowledge to succeed on the job,” Bonfrere told BBC sport.
He also said he is the best man for the Super Eagles’ job.
“I have worked in Nigeria for a long time in the past and I know what to do to get the Super Eagles flying again. I love Nigeria because that is where my football mentality is most at home and I have a fantastic relationship with the people there,” he said.