The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not renew Gernot Rohr’s contract as head coach of the Super Eagles, even if he wins the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Gist Reporters gathered from an online source that the senior NFF officials are not impressed by the German’s tactical nous and his team, thus may risk being sacked.
The NFF has however asked their team of lawyers once more look at Rohr’s contract, as a first step to terminating his deal with the team immediately after the AFCON matches on July 19, Gist Reporters was informed.
The NFF through her media personnel says they are not impressed with the way the team is playing after Rohr has been given all the necessary support needed for the team to Excel, but records poor performances instead.
Since Nigeria qualified for AFCON, our attackers have been clay-footed with the manager unable to evolve a system that will optimise the potential of the team’s strikers, who do well with the European clubs and in the Diaspora.
“We have given Rohr a free-hand to run the team. He picked his players for this competition unhindered. We had a few reservations about the choice of certain players. But we allowed him to go with all the technical issues, especially with the choice of players,” an NFF chieftain said.
Rohr’s employers are said to be furious, that he keeps talking to the press about tenets of his contract, which had a clause of non-disclosure from either party.