By Shola Adewunmi
Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has expressed his desire to continue managing the team by signing a new contract.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has offered the German whose contract expires in June an extension.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, had on Monday, said that the contract extension papers with conditions would be sent to the coach for review next week.
The new contract stipulates that the coach will be paid in naira and will have to reside in the country, and also monitor games of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
Rohr while reacting in a live Instagram video with ESPN correspondent, Colin Udoh stated that money was not a motivational factor at this stage of his coaching career.
He also reinstated that he was ready to continue with the national team and help them qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2023 World Cup.
“I want to finish my work in Nigeria, I want to go to the next AFCON and World Cup, which means we must continue working together.”
“I want to show my players and employers that I have the motivation to continue. I cannot speak about what we said in the meeting in February because it’s confidential.”
“I don’t want more money, I don’t want more bonuses, I don’t want anything special. I only want to work as free as I could. I have to speak with my assistants because I have to pay them all from my salary. I also have to speak to them,” he said.
Rohr, who previously managed Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso national teams was named Super Eagles head coach in August 2016