President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has revealed that Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr will be offered a contract extension in the coming days, AOIFootball.com reports.
Rohr’s contract runs out this summer and both parties have spoken of their desires to keep working together, with the 66-year-old keen on leading Nigeria to both the 2021 AFCON and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Speaking on a television program monitored by AOIFootball.com on Monday, the NFF supremo stated that a whole lot of non-negotiable clauses will be included in the Franco-German’s new deal which will now also see him being paid in Naira as against the old style of paying him in foreign currency.
“He needs to live in Nigeria to ensure that he goes around to see how to nurture domestic players and make them a part of the Super Eagles.
“He should not just rely on second-hand reports about domestic players but needs to help domestic players actualize their dreams of playing international football,” Pinnick added.
Pinnick reiterated the federation’s preference to retain the Franco-German for the next AFCON and World Cup, but said despite Rohr having done so well in his time in charge, they will not hesitate to drop him if he balks at the terms of his new contract because nobody is indispensable
“We believe he has done so well and we can maintain this dynamic relationship. We have a young, talented and disciplined team and we believe they can do very well in the next Africa Cup of Nations and the next World Cup,” Pinnick said.
The former Niger Republic coach has been in the helm of affairs since 2016, helping Nigeria to a place at the World Cup in Russia where they narrowly missed out on a place in the knockout rounds before also clinching bronze at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.