Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has denied reports that his decision to managed the Nigerian team was because of the money involved in it.
Rohr, whose contract was recently terminated by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), made this known in an interview with ESPN.
The German tactician, who was replaced by Austine Eguavoen as Super Eagles interim coach, stated that he has his reputation to protect and can never be corrupt.
“No, never,” Rohr responded when asked if anyone ever offered him money to invite a player.
“They know me in Africa and in Europe for a long time that I’m part of these people who can never be corrupted. My reputation is there. To take one player to help him in some clubs is something we did, but only in the interest of Nigerian football, only to help the players, and never for money.
“If I was in Nigeria for money, I could have left a long time ago. Instead, I proposed a 20 per cent cut in my salary because of the pandemic. But even then, the salary is not always coming — and still not coming.
“I’m surprised to see how Nigeria treats their coach. It’s not only for me; it’s also for other coaches. We’re not paid and we’re sacked.”