Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has revealed his contract is not a distraction for him as the team started their AFCON 2021 qualifiers with a 2-1 victory over Benin.
However, the former Burkina Faso coach revealed that it will be good if it is resolved quickly so that he can’t plan for the longterm.
The 65-year-old contract expires next year, but he has not been offered a new deal yet by the NFF. Speaking to reporters at a press conference where Soccernet.ng was well represented, Rohr revealed he would love if it is resolved quickly but he is not distracted with AFCON qualifiers starting.
“A coach has to work like he is still here in ten years, that’s what I try to do, working for the future.” My contract ending next June, but we will see at the end of the year if we can sit together and discuss about the future.”
But for the moment it is not a problem for me or for my staff, Rohr added.
“We give all the time, the best, we try to have a good understanding with our officials, not only the technical staff but also the administrative staff.”
“No any distraction because my contract will finish, but it’s also now the time to have the project for at least two years to go and win the next AFCON.” I start now the AFCON qualifiers, but I don’t know if I will be till the end, because the contract is finished, the former Gabon coach added
It’s not really a problem but our project must be made for two or three years because what we want to do in this country is also to go to the next world cup.
“And other countries are preparing and they have now a project. The project, philosophy of football cannot stop after two qualifiers because there are no qualifiers till next June.”
“So for the moment, it is not a problem, but for the future, we should see if we can stay together or not, Rohr said. “