Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that the decision to put an end to his contract issue had been discussed and he would meet with the Nigeria Football Federation officials in February to finalise details of his contract.
The Franco-German stated this during an interview with French outlet, Girondins Analyze, as he hinted at a long stay with the Eagles.
The 69-year-old, who led the Eagles to a third place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last year, is in the last six months of his contract and is eligible to discuss terms with whoever is interested in his service.
With his contract set to expire in July, talks over a new contract between the coach and his employers, the NFF, were neither forthcoming nor initiated.
Reports had it that the lull over a new contract was as a result of the coach’s conducts that were largely perceived as unethical by the Glass House.
However, it seems the coach is eager to continue his adventure the Eagles, confirming talks are set for February with the NFF while also expressing his delight at the team’s blend of youth and experience.
“We will see the leaders soon. It is planned for the month of February and possibly before the matches of the month of March for qualifications for African Cup of Nations. Perhaps we could agree to continue the adventure with Nigeria.
“I have been there for more than three years and it is long for Nigeria, because rarely can a coach be maintained for that long. And it was possible because the results were good, that the team has evolved and that we accomplished the mission of rejuvenation.
“It was planned and we managed to do it with young players, including two that you know, who play in the Girondins (Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja), and we also have others in England, in Spain, etc … We no longer have a big star, because John Obi Mikel retired, Victor Moses also retired for family and age reasons and even our top scorer, Odion Ighalo, retired after CAN 2019.”
He added, “We managed to find a scorer with Victor Osimhen, and other playmakers: we have Samuel Chukweze, who plays at Villarreal, the little Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux who plays very well with us – one of the best every time he plays for Nigeria. So we have a very, very young, promising team, and I would like to continue,” he told Girondin Analyz.