Super Eagles’ embattled coach, Gernot Rohr has opened up about the misgivings he holds over the approach Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has taken in exposing terms of the new contract put before him by the soccer governing body, megasportsarena.com reports.
Speaking against the backdrop of Pinnick’s dramatic and elaborate exposé on cable television, Rohr stated in a down-to-earth reaction that matters that concern contracts usually have to be taken in confidence and secrecy, such that he wonders why the NFF have gone public with terms of the new contract they want him to sign.
However, despite his misgivings over Pinnick’s manner of approach in the matter, Rohr said during Mega Sports on Star 101.5 FM, Lagos that he is not holding grudges against anyone, as he only wants to get the long-drawn issue over with and resume work actively with the team.
He added that his love for the Eagles is such that he could even decide to take on the job for free, as he believes he has paid his dues and seen a lot about football already in his life, such that making lots of money is no longer the ultimate goal he wants to achieve through coaching.
The former Girondins-Bordeaux of France gaffer, who has also handled the national teams of Gabon, Niger Republic and Burkina Faso, however, harped on the need for Pinnick and other officials of the NFF to be discreet with issues affecting his contract, with a hint that there is a need for them to maintain the essence of confidentiality in all relations concerning his job.
Rohr declared: “Everybody is talking about what is in the contract they want me to sign. This is not how it should be done. I have heard many stories and read many others in the newspapers; but we should not discuss issues like this in public.
“I am not worried, because I love the Super Eagles, and I can even work for free. It is not about the bonuses and allowances; it is not about the money. I am now 66; money no longer matters so much to me.”