Rohr May Leave Super Eagles Job At Contract Expiration In June 2020

Rohr May Leave Super Eagles Job At Contract Expiration In June 2020

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr may vacate the post next summer as the Nigeria Football Federation seems unwilling to extend his contract which will expire in June 2020, Completesports.com reports.

Rohr assumed the post in August 2016 signing a two-year contract and despite strong criticisms that greeted his appointment, the German-born tactician soon won over majority of the fans with a string of impressive results.

Less than a year after his appointment, the Super Eagles became the first African side to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after a 1–0 win against Zambia.

The former Bordeaux tactician renewed his contract for two more years on the eve of Super Eagles’ participation at the World Cup in Russia.

The 66-year-old also guided the Super Eagles to a bronze medal feat at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

There were strong calls for Rohr’s dismissal after the competition but the NFF opted not to sack the former Gabon and Niger coach.

Completesports.com reliably gathered on Thursday that NFF president, Amaju Pinnick is presently not keen on renewing Rohr’s contract once it expires.

It however remains to be seen if Pinnick, who according to another source, is been prevailed upon by chieftains of the soccer house to have a change of mind will heed to the pleas.

The Super Eagles will be involved in the qualifying series for the 2021 AFCON around the period Rohr’s contract will expire and bringing a new coach at that period, according to the source, could affect the team’s chances of making it to the competition .

Nigeria will take on Benin in a matchday-one 2021 AFCON qualifier next Wednesday at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo and Lesotho four days later in Maseru.

The qualifiers will resume in August 2020 after an eight-month break. And the Super Eagles will host Sierra Leone on August 31 while the reverse fixture will be played eight days later in Freetown.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 15
  • Pinnick and his board members should also start getting ready to leave the NFF for new people and new ideas. They are now overstaying their welcome. But if they have a valid reason not to renew Rohr’s contract, I think they should start prepping Amunike and Ikeme (or Rufai) to at least assist the new gaffer. No more Amakapabo and Agu.

     
    • Kelvin Paul 6 months ago

      Dont mind him,because Rhor is not ready to give any of them a cut from his Dollar.

       
  • Mykel 6 months ago

    I think that rohr has done fair enough for the super eagles but i believe his contract should not be renewed.we need a better coach that can bring out the best in our players and take us ti atleast 1/4 finals of d world cup or semi finals.who says we cant go for d kill and win d cup?

     
  • He has tried. Juicy contract with oil rich countries or clubs in Asia will be good for him. He shud make use of his cv with nija to make oil money.

     
  • Bishop 6 months ago

    Distraction.
    When you don’t have any news.

     
  • Oakfield 6 months ago

    Another distracting news as expected few days before afcon qualifiers. But which ever way, omo9ja and his clan should get ready and apply as soon as he makes way. They can bring their pep gurdiola as well. Ndi Ara.

     
    • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

      Hahaha you wan kill me with laugh omo9ja go ruin naija

       
  • But what has rohr actually done?
    He picked up de job when nigerian football was dwinddling……

    I think we were ranked 70th then,,, today we are ranked 35 in the world….

    We use to struggle to win matches but his tenure change evry thing…..

    Since 2006 we use to watch super eagles match wit fears and shivering in our mind,,,, but today we watch and smile bcos there is no bigmanism in de team….

    There is competition in de team hence every one fight for their position as compared to b4 dat some one can use money and walk into de team……

    I know those greedy pple want to employ somebody they can easily control so that they can start using de national team to advertise their players and make money while de sport loving fans would be dieing of heart attack while watching super eagles struggle as b4…..

     
  • Kelvin Paul 6 months ago

    This Amaju Pinnick is Mr confusionist. What reasons did have not to renew Rohr’s contract.The man has done pretty well and he has a strong character of choosing players based on merit UNLIKE NIGERIAN COACHES .Mr.Amaju Pinnick should know that his board is over age and needs to be dissolved to allow new ideas to stair the affairs of NFF.”IDIARA”.At this point of time we have crucial matches,he is bringing a nasty news to us.”EWU GAMBIA”

     
  • Razak 6 months ago

    Well Nigeria, you wanted gernot Rohr gone let us see whom you will select to lead to a looming disaster and please don’t say you were not warned good luck

     
  • Rohr is the best we can find or afford but is one of the few who can tolerate nigeria jaga jaga.

    Rohr has improved from the WC 2018 in player selection, but has not done so much in self belief and team confidence.

    I think he should be retained with a renegotiated contract that will include targets and reasonable expectations.
    He should also be afforded the luxury of having sound backroom staff like Amuneke,Ugbade and a foreign goalkeeper trainer, as long as that person accepts the same pay as a nigerian trainer.

    The new contract must have a very SAFE exit clause for the NFF,
    examples, Final finish for the AFCON 2021, Quaterfinal finish for the WC in 2022. A buy-out clause of $100M on Rohr; who knows he might win the WC and become a super coach.
    It should also have a reward and incentive to succeed; eg. Win the world cup $1M, Silver $500K, Bronze $300K, 4th place $250K.

    Make the working condition more conducive.
    By now weshould have a parmanent training ground in England where we train and play friendly matches.
    Form a partnership agreement with any Elish club with a good stadium, that will afford a win -win suituation.

    Rohr for now should be retained with an improved contract.

     
  • @UB dwindding to where? rohr is only good at coachin small teams like gabon, ninja or whatever, seychelle, india. though i’m begining to like him. but oga rohr don’t have that mentality to lead big teams.

     
  • Rohr is NOT the best we can find or afford but is one of the few who can tolerate nigeria jaga jaga.

    Rohr has improved from the WC 2018 in player selection, but has not done so much in self belief and team confidence, and in substitutions.

    I think he should be retained with a renegotiated contract that will include targets and reasonable expectations.
    He should also be afforded the luxury of having sound backroom staff like Amuneke,Ugbade and a foreign goalkeeper trainer, as long as that person accepts the same pay as a nigerian trainer.

    The new contract must have a very SAFE exit clause for the NFF,
    examples, Final finish for the AFCON 2021, Quaterfinal finish for the WC in 2022. A buy-out clause of $100M on Rohr; who knows he might win the WC and become a super coach.
    It should also have a reward and incentive to succeed; eg. Win the world cup $1M, Silver $500K, Bronze $300K, 4th place $250K.

    Make the working condition more conducive.
    By now we should have a parmanent training ground in England where we train and play friendly matches.
    Form a partnership agreement with any English club with a good stadium, that will afford a win -win suituation.

    Rohr for now should be retained with an improved contract.

     
  • Glory 6 months ago

    FAKE NEWS… Someone just trying to whip up sentiment.Rohr is not going anywhere. Common sense will understand why NFF, a body that has been fighting a case of corruption being labelled against them by some evil never do well,hasn’t been able to renew Rohrs contract. Victory for NFF over d case is a vindication of the hard work put by this NFF team over the period they have been in office.Though there are some grey areas but deserves some respect n commendations.