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Rohr Agrees Two-year Contract To Continue As Eagles Coach

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has agreed a two-year deal to continue as the national team coach, reports say.

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The Franco-German tactician is said to have agreed to the terms of the deal sent to him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Punch reports that a member of his backroom staff confirmed that the former Bordeaux manager will sign the contract document by next week.

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Rohr, whose contract with the NFF expires in June, had been in contract renewal talks with the federation since the beginning of the year.

Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president, had, among other conditions for extension of Rohr’s contract, said the manager must live in Nigeria to scout for talents in the Nigeria Professional Football League. He also said he will be paid in naira.

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The 66-year-old first took the Eagles job in August 2016, before signing a two-year contract renewal in January 2018, after qualifying the national team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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He led the side to a group stage outing at the World Cup, before winning bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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