Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr turns down Egypt approach – Report
The German manager led his team to 2018 World Cup, where they were drawn with Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. They were so close to reaching the round of 16, but a late goal from Marcos Rojo, saw the South American side qualify instead.
Rohr has a deal with the Nigerian Football Federation that keeps him in charge of the national team until 2020, but a release clause in his contract prompted talk of a possible departure.
However, he wants to stay in Nigeria and according to Nigerian website New Telegraph, the Nigerian FA are not looking to let the German leave anytime soon.
“Rohr’s job is safe for now; the board will not fire him because he has to start working on the African Nations Cup qualifiers slated for September,” a source told New Telegraph.
“We don’t have an intention to change the coaching crew because continuity is important and Rohr hasn’t done badly. We have to keep supporting the team,” he added.
The EFA have announced the departure of the Argentinean coach Hector Cuper after his contract expired following disappointing performances in the World Cup.
They have also listed the conditions for the new manager, revealing that experience is what they are looking for, something that Gernot Rohr possesses much.
Rohr started his managerial career in 1990 and has been managing in the African continent since 2010, leading Gabon, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.
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