Sepp Blatter, the president of world football's governing body Fifa, has been in fine form this week, unveiling some eyebrow-raising proposals for the future of the game ahead of Fifa's International Board meeting.
First in the firing line has been German coach Berti Vogts, who Blatter has slammed for living outside of Nigeria during his time in charge of the Super Eagles.
Indeed, Blatter believes international football would be stronger if national associations were forced to use indigenous coaches and that Africa is guiltier than most in this respect.
A nice idea in theory, but is it realistic to expect major African teams to rely on untested local coaches when there is World Cup qualification or a Nations Cup on the line?
There are some fine African coaches who have brought success to their sides, Hassan Shehata of Egypt and Luis Oliveira Goncalves of Angola being notable examples, but what if national coaches of such calibre are hard to find?
Surely a national side should have the choice to employ the man they think is right for the job - on merit not nationality?
Greece looked to Germany and Otto Rehhagel for success and watched as he led his unfancied side to victory in the 2004 European Championship.
South Africa has turned to the expertise and experience of Brazil's World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira to maximise their competitive chances when they host the World Cup in 2010.
And what of Cameroon, who were led to within a whisker of the African crown by veteran German campaigner Otto Pfister?
Okay, so Vogts wasn't successful for Nigeria - but was he the right man for the job? I would argue it was his defensive tactics and poor understanding of Nigerian expectations, not his nationality, which led to his demise.