Pinnick Assures Rohr New Contract Will Be Ready Next Week, Includes New Terms

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that discussions and contract terms regarding Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr’s contract would be sorted out soon for the German tactician to be offered a new deal.

Pinnick, who was on Arise TV on Monday, revealed that the new contract would require the former Bordeaux manager to reside in the country as against the current arrangement.

Rohr presently stays at his base in France and flies into the country whenever the Super Eagles have engagements.

Other fresh terms expected to make up the new contract includes that the coach would have his salary paid in Naira (the Nigeria currency).

The Super Eagles boss would also be tasked with going around league venues to see how he can nurture the players on the domestic scene.

A few legal consultations aside, the contract would be ready for the former Gabon coach next week, says Pinnick.

“We will seek legal opinions on international coaches’ contracts,” the football boss said as quoted on the NFF website.

“We shall also seek the opinion of the Sports Ministry. He should get the contract (with the new conditions) in about a week’s time so that he can revert after studying it.”

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Rohr was appointed coach of the Super Eagles in August 2016 and had his two-year contract renewed ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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