On Saturday, this reporter confirmed the sack of Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr. The Nigeria football federation finally reached an agreement with the Franco/German to terminate his contract which was was expected to run to December, 2022, on mutual grounds.
The NFF also agreed with Gernot Rohr’s representatives to pay all his outstanding salaries and his total severance package on installmental basis.
Now there is a good news. The Nigeria football federation have concluded plans to employ 47 year old former Serbian National team coach Mladen Krstajić as new gaffer of the Super Eagles.
NFF President Amaju Mekvin Pinnick will arrive London on Monday to seal the deal.
Krstajic led Serbia to the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they failed to proceed beyond the group stage of the competition
After Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Cape Verde that saw the Super Eagles sail through to the final round of the world cup qualifiers, NFF president Amaju Melvin Pinnick and other board members met in the room of one of the Vice presidents.
Also at that meeting was coach Gernot Rohr and Tunde Adelakun his representative.
The NFF did not mince words as they told Rohr that his services are no longer needed. According to an insider, both parties agreed to terminate his contract immediately while they work out modalities to pay his severance package which is reported to be around 600,000 USD.
Rohr has since returned to his base in France while the NFF are moving ahead with getting a replacement in good time ahead of the 2021 Nations cup which is just over 40 days away.
Krstajić was born and raised in Zenica, SFR Yugoslavia, present day Bosnia and Herzegovina to a Bosnian Serb mother from Bijeljina and a father from Žabljak, Montenegro.
After playing in the youth teams of Čelik Zenica, he had a successful career at Kikinda, Partizan, Werder Bremen and Schalke 04.
By Adewale Ajayi