The Franco-German coach has his work cut out after signing a new deal that has some difficult conditions attached to it.
Former Shooting Stars goalkeeper Abiodun Baruwa has called on coach Gernot Rohr to justify his hefty salary by striving to meet the targets set for him by his bosses at the Nigeria Football Federation.
Rohr recently inked a new agreement that could see him remain in charge of the Super Eagles until December 2022.
A few fresh terms were introduced into the 66-year-old gaffer’s contract, including the need for him to receive his salary in naira and to reside in the country.
Among the new targets set for the former Bordeaux manager is to see that the Super Eagles win the 2021 African Cup of Nations and qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
It’s a difficult challenge for any coach, but former Nigeria youth international Baruwa believes it should serve as motivation to Rohr and his players.
“I don’t think the Nations Cup target will put Rohr under unnecessary pressure as some people have said,” Baruwa said, as per the Guardian.
“The federation left homegrown coaches to hire and pay him an attractive salary because they expect him to win laurels for the country.
“It is a good pressure on the coach and players to win AFCON and excel at the World Cup because the NFF wants the team to succeed.
“The Super Eagles players also need this type of motivation because they have won trophies with their clubs, and their next target should be to win laurels for the country.”