The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is reportedly set to terminate it’s contract with current Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, and according to several reports the federation has reportedly lined up former Serbian national team coach Mladen Krstajic as a replacement for Gernot Rohr.
Rohr’s exit should be finalised this week and the 47-year-old, who managed Serbia at the 2018 World Cup, could be the man to replace him.
Gernot Rohr is said to be the country’s longest serving football head coach after he presumed office 6 years ago. The German tactician helped the national team qualify and participate in the 2018 FIFA world cup and also helped the team win a bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON tournament.
Mladen Krstajić the coach who is set to replace Gernot Rohr, is a Serbian professional football manager and former player who played as a centre-back. He represented Serbia and Montenegro at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Malden was the Serbian national football team manager from 2017-2019.
Krstajic is a free agent after leaving his post as head coach of Serbian club TSC last month. The former International, who played as a defender, was capped 59 times by his country and scored two goals.
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He also played for German clubs Werder Bremen and Schalke 04.
From January 2015 until March 2020, Krstajić served the role of chairman of the board of Bosnian Premier League club Radnik Bijeljina.
Reports claim that top NFF officials are set to meet his representatives this week to finalize the details of his contract.