Rohr expressed appreciation to Pinnick for the opportunity to coach the Super Eagles.
Former Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has said that NFF President Amaju Pinnick was wrong in pointing at discipline and bad management as the cause of his removal as coach of Nigerian football team.
Rohr was sacked on Sunday December 12, 2021 despite having a contract which is supposed to expire in December 2022.
Pinnick in an interview with Channels TV, said that the decision was unavoidable as the team were a step away from a disaster due to indiscipline.
The German was not pleased with the assertion from Pinnick and maintained that he had the full support of players and coaching staff.
Rohr, 68, talked about players sending him good wishes after his dismissal as a sign that they appreciated his work.
Rohr In an interview with ESPN’s Colin Udoh, reacted to Pinnick’s comments, saying;
“This is ridiculous. Everybody knows it. The dressing room was always with me.
“All the players are writing to me and thanking me for my professionalism, for my independent work, for my presence.
“The dressing room was 100% behind me. And I hope it will also be 100% behind the new coach.’’
Rohr also said his sack had been planned a long while ago:
“I think they already had this prepared. They brought the new coach [Eguavoen] one year ago, so he could have a look. He would ask for the technical reports because he was Technical Director and Paul [Aigbogun], his assistant, was doing for me the work of scouting the opponents.
“But I wish them all the best because I want my players to succeed, to win the AFCON. I want Nigeria to go to the World Cup, and I’m sure that they will.”
Rohr handled the Super Eagles since 2016, qualified Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup and a third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
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