The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president had a meeting with the Minister For Sports And Youth Development to discuss the future of the underfire Super Eagles coach.
Amaju Pinnick, revealed that the outcome of their discussion (NFF and Sunday Dare)as regards the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be in the best interests of Nigerians.
Pinnick made the remarks after meeting with Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s sports minister, in Abuja to discuss Rohr’s future.
Due to the Super Eagles’ recent results, Rohr is on the verge of being fired. Since 2016, the Franco-German gaffer has led the Super Eagles, but his position is now under severe threat going into a busy 2022.
The talks of Gernot being relieved of his duties was previously denied by the NFF, although Pinnick did say that his position would be examined and addressed with the sports minister.
The former Delta State FA Chiarman intimated that Rohr would be fired soon after the meeting on Thursday evening.
“We have discussed with the Minister. We have a new direction, I have to discuss with my Executive Members. I will also come back to give feedback to the Minister, Pinnick told the media.
“We are working in a close harmony with the sports ministry. We don’t want to hurt Nigerians. We are looking at our decision from an objective perspective. Trust me, whatever we are doing, it will be in the interest of the country.
“We have looked at all the documentation. I can assure Nigerians we will have a clear direction soon,” he added.
Pinnick did not say whether the NFF has already lined up a replacement.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Harvey Renard reportedly declined the invitation to coach the three-time African Champions.
The NFF was also said to have approached Serbian manager Mladen Krstajic, and that former coach Jo Bonfrere (70) had indicated interest in the position.