Last week, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr signed a contract extension ending speculations surrounding his future.
Rohr signed a contract extension of two years that will see him lead Nigeria until the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Under the terms of the new deal, Rohr will be expected to spend the majority of the years living in Nigeria, take a pay cut, be paid in the local currency, and give home-based players a chance in the national team.
And now the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has revealed the new contract has certain clauses that could see him sacked if he underperforms.
"For Rohr to have come in, he must have been world standard," Dare said, as quoted by the Punch.
"With the conditions we have put in, I think it’s only fair to let him continue if he has accepted, but then again, we are going to warn him (Rohr) to a great standard of responsibility, greater depth in our football and a greater level of success."
"In that contract, there are points that if he does not meet the desired standard, we can terminate his contract. So we are not stuck with him. He has an opportunity to prove himself. Even if we bring in the best coach in the world, we will set the same standard for him, and if those expectations are not met, we will show him the door."
"We will let this play out, he has also made promises that things will get better and I think we will just wait and see what happens eventually."