“I Have Job Offers From Two Countries” – Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr
Nigeria Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed two new job offers from different countries, MySportDab reports.
Rohr’s current contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ends on June 30 and they have offered him a new contract with conditions.
Among the conditions on the new contract, Rohr must live in Nigeria, take a pay cut and be paid in Nigerian currency.
The 66-year-old has now sent the NFF his own contract demands and there are hopes an agreement will be reached in the coming weeks.
“If they accept the terms I have added in my new contract, I will continue here,” Rohr told ESPN.
“Otherwise, I would need to see what they offer me because I have two new job offer from other federations. I received their offer, they await my answer but I take my time to give the NFF some confidence before I answer them.
“I have never spoken about my contract in public.
“But I heard like everybody that I have to accept being paid in naira, and I have to live in Nigeria. I agree to those two terms and also to lower my salary.
“I am not working for the money. I am doing my job because I love what I do. Because we have worked on building a great team like you know, and money is far from important. But I also cater for my assistants.
“I accept because I my mission Nigeria is not done and I know my players very well. I know the officials also. We are like a family now and I think it is good to continue in this period now where it is difficult to switch or move.”
MySportDab understands Gernot Rohr replaced Sunday Oliseh as the Super Eagles head coach in August 2016.
Rohr and the Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and also won the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Gernot Rohr has 59.18 win ratio after 49 matches with the Super Eagles, 29 wins, 11 draws and nine matches lost.