With the future of Super Eagles head Coach Gernot Rohr still in the air, there could be yet another twist to the biggest national team job in Africa following the sudden resignation of Jurgen Klinsmann as Hertha Berlin Manager.
Klinsmann has been long admired by some top NFF officials and the 55 year-old would have been seriously consider for the Super Eagles job before he opted to join Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin 10 weeks ago.
The former Bayern Munich and USA National Men’s Team Manager has never worked in Africa, but his record of having guided Germany to a third place finish at the 2006 FIFA World Cup could be a bait to tempting to ignore.
He also won the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the USA team, that he coached between 2011 till 2016.
Meanwhile, the NFF and Rohr are still not close to agreeing a deal, although there are indications the 66 year-old could leave owing to the conditions in the new contract.
Details of the new deal were revealed by the NFF President Amaju Pinnick towards the end of last year, and at the height of a very frosty relationship with the Eagles Boss.
The older German does not enjoy wide acceptance among fans of the Eagles and has been criticized by former players and coaches of the team.
Adegboye Onigbinde and Segun Odegbami, former Coach and ex player respectively called for no new deal with Rohr in interviews on Brila FM.
Even more critical was former captain and later Coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, who argued that Nigeria should consider following the trend of Football administrators hiring younger Managers for their teams, and actually go on to achieve some measure of significant success.
However, brila.net sources are confirming the scheduled negotiations between the NFF and Rohr will hold in the UK with several top federation officials expected to be present.
Should Rohr refuse to accede to the new terms of a much constricted contract, the NFF could opt for a local Coach who will oversee the next round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers from next Month and possibly announce a new permanent Coach in the same month. But, it’s not certain if Klinsmann will be eager to return to management so soon after quitting Hertha Berlin because he didn’t enjoy a lot of support or trust of his employers.
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