The German chief had not bombed any of the objectives set by the NFF in his agreement, yet that didn’t save him from being excused on Sunday

Gernot Rohr has communicated his dissatisfaction later the Nigerian Football Federation fired him as the Super Eagles lead trainer.

The German gaffer is the longest-serving Super Eagles head coach in the wake of directing the group for five years and four months.

The 68 year old got the Super Eagles job in August 2016 due to Nigeria’s failure to make the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations back to back.

The Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Afcon with a game to spare in both tournaments under Rohr’s leadership, despite finishing third in the latter.

The Franco-German was then given a fresh two-year contract and given the task of qualifying the three-time African champions for the 2022 World Cup as well as winning the 2021 Afcon.

Rohr was on track to meet those goals, with Nigeria among the favorites to win the tournament in Cameroon in 2021, and the Eagles securing a place in the final playoff rounds in Qatar in 2022.

However, with less than four weeks till the start of the continental tournament, the NFF confirmed the firing of the former Burkina Faso head coach on Sunday.
The NFF’s Amaju Pinnick cited indiscipline as one of the reasons for Rohr’s dismissal, as well as his team’s inability to win matches.

While Rohr has refused to discuss his disagreements with the football administrator, the 68-year-old has stated that he worked with a group of players who were all on the same page.

The German coach admitted that the Super Eagles are a fantastic team and that he would struggle to live without them.

The German gaffer confessed that the Super Eagles are a great side, and it would be difficult for him to live without them.

“It’s a huge frustration, but I don’t want to argue; it’s not my style,” Rohr told AFP, as per RFI. 

“(I’m) convinced that they will have a very good AFCON because the team is in place, and this very united group is ready for the challenges that await it.

“I’m going to have a hard time doing without these great players and this very united staff, but the environment is not always favourable; we cannot control everything.”

Before being named the Super Eagles coach five years ago, Rohr had coached the national teams of Gabon, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

Maduka Okoye, the Eagles’ goalkeeper, has since written an impassioned homage to Rohr, who handed him his first international call-up just over two years ago.