NFF lay out terms of a new deal for Gernot Rohr

NFF lay out terms of a new deal for Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr, head coach of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, semifinals Nigeria press conference at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 13 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 07, 2020. 13:00

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have laid out three key criteria for Gernot Rohr to agree if he is to have a new deal to remain as manager of the Super Eagles.

Rohr, 66, has been in charge of Nigeria since 2016 and has led the team to qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as well as a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. His current contract with the NFF runs out in July.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick pointed out the trio of important conditions for Rohr to accept as part of a new deal.

“In one week, Rohr will get his contract, he should study his contract and come back to us. So, give and take, within seven days, he should have his contract,” Pinnick told Arise TV, as quoted by Nigeria’s Premium Times.

“We have told him. He must live in Nigeria. His salary will be in Naira. He must go around the leagues and see how he can nurture the players.

“If he is able to accept it, we have a deal. There are a lot of coaches that want to coach Nigeria.”

Rohr, should he remain on with Nigeria, will be tasked with leading the team to qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 World Cup.

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