Gernot Rohr extends two and a half years as coach of the Super Eagles, potentially until the 2022 World Cup.
Rohr disclosed to Radio France reporter that the Super Eagles are dominated by young but experienced players is what motivated him to agree to pen the deal despite the stringent conditions that were included in the new contract. Rohr is expected to sign the contract extension next week.
The Franco-German coach who accepted a pay cut also agreed to stay in Nigeria as he continues to be in charge till 2022.
According to reports, among other things, Rohr is expected to qualify and lead Nigeria to the African Nations Cup next year and the 2022 World Cup
Rohr, who played as a defender and has coached Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Gabon national teams before taking up the same role with Nigeria said the Super Eagles players and officials are one of the reasons he wished to continue working with Nigeria.
Having qualified the team for the World Cup in Russia, leading Super Eagles to the group stage outing, he led the the three-time African champions to win the bronze at the 2019 African Nations Cup in Morocco.