Rohr: Pinnick called me one of the best coaches but sacked me two months later

Pinnick called me one of the best coaches but sacked me two months later - Rohr

Gernot Rohr, the former coach of the Super Eagles, has disclosed that he was fired two months after Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick praised him as one of the top coaches in the world, reports.

In an interview with Punch, the German tactician also stated that the NFF is yet to pay him a severance package of $377,879.46 as ordered by the world football governing body, FIFA.

“It’s always easy to criticise things when they don’t go well. When we won in Cape Verde last September, (NFF) President (Amaju) Pinnick said to the players in the dressing room after the match that I am a great coach, one of the best coaches and two months later, he sacked me.

“No, they haven’t, nor have they done their part with my staff also. My staff is still waiting for the bonuses for the last game we won together. I’m happy that FIFA said I was sacked in a breach of contract for no just cause.

“This is the most important for me and for my honour. I asked for what they owe, of course, so FIFA said they should pay and pay all the salaries until the end of my contract like you know. Yet it’s still not done,” he said.

He further rejected the notion that his team was sluggish and were not playing attractive football while he was in charge.

“We were getting the desired results and we were not sluggish. We played attacking football scoring a lot of goals and having good goals scorers all the time, you know them, (Odion) Ighalo, (Victor) Osimhen and others.

“We created chances in all the games, even in the ones we lost or maybe drew. The most important was to get results and also to allow young players to progress and to learn,” Rohr said.

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