The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are keen on retaining Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach and contract negotiations will begin next week.

Rohr, whose contract will finish by the end of June is eligible to be approached by other interested parties.

But the 66-year-old is reportedly believed to want to remain with Super Eagles.

However, Rohr can only stay if he agrees to adhere to the conditions which NFF will stipulate in the contract.

“The NFF is ready to renew the contract of the Super Eagles coach but it certainly won’t be a loose deal like the previous one,” said an anonymous top source in NFF to

“There are certain conditions coach Rohr must agree to if Nigeria must retain his services. The NFF want to ensure a better deal that will help the national team as well as the football development in Nigeria.

“We are definitely set for negotiations next week but the NFF is not going to compromise on certain conditions.”

Some of the conditions Rohr is expected to accept are:

  • He must be ready to reside in Nigeria to do his job as well as show more commitment to the Nigeria Professional Football League.
  • He will be allowed to travel on vacation only three times in a year.
  • All his selections for the national team must be approved by the NFF Technical Committee.

Rohr was appointed Super Eagles coach on a three-year contract in August 2016 and has led the national team to a group stage outing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and a bronze medal finish at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.