- Gernot Rohr is ready to sign a new contract with the NFF
- The Super Eagles coach says he does not mind staying in Nigeria
- According to him, he wants to complete his work with the Nigerian national team
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has claimed he is fully ready to meet the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) conditions before agreeing to a contract extension, Complete Sports reports.
Amaju Pinnick, NFF president earlier disclosed that a new contract for Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr will be ready in a week's time, Complete Sports reports citing Arise TV.
The NFF president in an interview on Arise TV, said that the deal will only be renewed if the tactician agrees to the new clauses.
Pinnick emphasised that the manager must now live in Nigeria and go round the country to watch league matches, scout for players and nurture them.
He added that the coach will henceforth be paid in naira instead of dollars in a bid to strengthen the Nigerian currency.
And despite the new conditions, the 66-year-old says he will agree to the new deal, adding that he wants to complete his job with Nigeria.
“I want to finish my work in Nigeria, I want to go to the next AFCON and World Cup, which means we must continue working together,” Rohr told former Super Eagles media officer Colin Udoh in an Instagram live video.
“I want to show my players and employers that I have the motivation to continue. I cannot speak about what we said in the meeting in February because it’s confidential,” he added
“I don’t want more money, I don’t want more bonuses, I don’t want anything special. I only want to work as free as I could. I have to speak with my assistants because I have to pay them all from my salary. I also have to speak to them.”
Rohr added that living in Nigeria is not the problem, saying he lived more in Nigeria in the last three years.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria’s Super Eagles have retained their 31st position in the latest Fifa ranking and 3rd in Africa while the Teranga Lions of Senegal remain 20th in the world and 1st in Africa.
The forced suspension of all major football tournaments across the world due to the rampaging coronavirus has resulted in most teams remaining at their previous position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
Belgium remain the number one team in the world occupying the summit of the Fifa standings with France and Brazil in the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. England and Uruguay make up the top five teams.
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