Rohr wants outstanding salaries, bonuses before quitting Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles’ under-fire coach, is reportedly demanding that the Nigeria Football Federation pay him his outstanding two-month wages as well as an additional four months’ pay before he leaves the club.

According to a reliable source, Rohr, who has a year left on his contract with the NFF, has also requested bonuses for qualifying the Eagles for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and the World Cup playoffs.

The NFF and the sports ministry are claimed to be finalizing details surrounding Rohr’s departure as well as the appointment of a new coach to manage the national team, but they have yet to reach an agreement with the Franco-German about his severance pay.

“The federation is broke and cannot afford to meet his (Rohr) demands of disengagement,” a close source told PUNCH Sports Extra.

Meanwhile, the NFF have ruled out any chance of appointing an indigenous coach for the team with the federation considering hiring Serbian Mladen Krstajic to replace Rohr if he is relieved of his job.

A top official of the federation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the publication that Krstaji? was among the coaches the NFF was considering.

“We haven’t taken an official decision yet, but Krstaji? is one of the coaches we are considering for the job.” the source said 

Rohr was appointed in 2016 and has recorded 28 wins, 13 draws, and 13 defeats in the 54 games he has been in charge of the team. He also led the team to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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