Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that he has agreed on a two-and-half-year contract extension with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which means the Franco-German tactician will continue in his role as manager of the three-time African champions, megasportsarena.com reports.
The 66-year-old’s current deal ends next month and has been in prolonged discussion with the NFF over a renewal since January, which left room open for wild speculations over his future with the Eagles, but those fears have now been laid to rest, after Rohr revealed that he is glad to get the opportunity to continue with the team.
The delay to reach an agreement generated talk that NFF top shots were looking to do away with the services of Rohr, who has been in charge of the Eagles since 2016 and qualified them for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a game to spare, then went on to win bronze at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
After helping the Eagles clinch their eighth AFCON bronze medal in history, Rohr sad he wants to achieve more with the youthful squad, and he has now set his target on qualifying them for the next Nations Cup in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Rohr told the Cable: “Yes, I can confirm that we found an agreement with NFF to continue our collaboration for two and half years. I am proud of the confidence shown by NFF; it is rare to work in the same national team for more than six years.
“Our team has a good future, our players have discipline and the staff is working in the same spirit. We want to go to the next Afcon and do very well there. And we want to start the World Cup qualifiers well and participate in Qatar with good results there.
“I am happy to continue with the squad we built together since 4 years. Stability is important for progress and complicity. There is still big work to do. With the commitment of the players and the support of the fans, we will able to do great things.”