NFF Offer Gernot Rohr New Contract – Reports

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has reportedly received an offer from the Nigerian Football Federation to extend his contract as head coach of the national team.

According to reports by The Punch, the 56-year-old has been offered a two-year extension to his existing contract which is due to run out in June.

Both parties have been in exploratory talks for months and the NFF revealed the former Gabon gaffer would be given a firm offer in February.

That offer has now come, however, The Punch reports that Rohr has been offered a reduced salary and bonuses package as part of the new deal.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick had previously said Rohr’s continued stay at the helm of the three-time African champions will be hinged on him accepting a new salary structure that would require him to pay personal income taxes as opposed to the tax-free arrangement under his current deal.

Pinnick also said that any new contract for the Franco-German will include clauses requiring Rohr to “domesticate his activities” and live in Nigeria.

It remains to be seen whether Rohr will be happy with the new terms but should he accede to the extension, he could lead Nigeria to the 2021 AFCON and 2022 FIFA World Cup should the Eagles qualify.

Rohr has had a relatively successful spell in charge of the Super Eagles since his appointment in 2016.

He led the Super Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and qualified the national team for its first Africa Cup of Nations in two editions leading the team to a third-place finish in Egypt last year.

Since taking charge of his first game against Tanzania on 3 September 2016, Rohr has overseen a total of 40 matches, winning 23, losing nine and drawing eight over four years.

The Super Eagles have also scored 61 goals and conceded 34 in his time in charge.