The long-running rift between Gernot Rohr and the Nigerian Football Federation appears to be nearing an end after an official of the Federation confirmed that the coach has been sent “new contract guidelines to sign”.
Rohr’s future has been the subject of intense speculation after the NFF failed to honour several deadlines to offer him an extension to his current deal which runs out in June.
The Franco-German has recently cleared the air about his intentions to extend his four-year stay with the 3-time African champions. But that stance was thrown into doubt when the NFF revealed that any extension for the former Gabon manager was contingent upon him agreeing to three “non-negotiable” terms which includes the stipulations that he must accept a naira-denominated salary, live in Nigeria and “nurture” domestic players.
According to the Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, the position of national team manager has never been declared vacant, and that initial “contract guidelines” have been sent to Rohr by the NFF per Pinnick’s “ten days” timeline.
He further hinted that the Federation did not declared Rohr’s position vacant, and the news about different coaches been contacted by the NFF is false.
By NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi