President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has confirmed Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be needed to reside within the country.
The German tactician was appointed in 2016 on a three-year contract – that runs out this month – and can be offered a replacement deal following his satisfactory performance with the Super Eagles.
The 66-year-old helped the three-time African champions qualify for the 2018 tourney in
Russia and additionally led them to a finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of nations in
According to the NFF boss, negotiations between the federation and therefore the German tactician over a replacement contract are expected to begin in January.
However, the new deal can embody a clause that may compel the previous Bordeaux manager to reside in Nigeria.
“We can begin negotiating the new contract with Rohr in Jan. that will provide us time to set up for the qualifiers, that begins in March,” Pinnick aforesaid, as per the Guardian.
“We aren’t about to compromise our national integrity once more. He should sleep in Nigeria and might move to Europe 2 or thrice a year.
“He will stay either in Lagos or Abuja, wherever are area unit able to give appropriate accommodation for him.
Other national teams’ coaches sleep in the countries wherever they work and ours can not be completely different.
“I should admit that the last contract was loose in numerous areas, however, we would like to correct that currently.”
Pinnick additionally insisted the NFF technical committee can henceforward scrutinize Rohr’s list of players invited to the national team.
“We have gotten into a really crucial time within the world cup qualifiers should be prepared if we desired to be in Qatar,” he added.
“All the African countries wish to qualify for the World Cup and that they do everything potential to attain that.
“Teams like Madagascar fancy their possibilities of about to the World Cup and you’ll see from the last Nations Cup that numerous African countries have the return of age in soccer.
There ought to be no area for error currently.”