Former Super Eagles’ gaffer Gernot Rhor has cleared the air about his time managing the Nigerian national team.
The Franco-German came under criticism on his squad selections during his tenure as the three time Africa Cup of Nations winner’s head coach. Many fans are of the opinion that his selections were influenced by the NFF or other background parties.
Speaking on Twitter space yesterday via former Super Eagles media officer, Colin Udoh, Rhor said; “I know Nigerians are passionate about football and I understand that everybody wants to see some players and we discussed it.”
“Perhaps I didn’t follow some of the suggestions and the advice of the officials; that is possible because I wanted to make the choice (selections) with my technical staff and not with people from outside the team.”
When asked if officials suggested players to him for consideration, Rohr said, “I had a lot of suggestions. I understand that officials want us to do well, everyone wants to bring in their advice and opinion but it was too much.” He concluded.
Rhor’s contract was terminated recently terminated by the NFF following a poor run of games ahead of the upcoming 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon next month.