Reports emanating from Abuja have it that NFF president will meet representative of Mladen Krstajic in London this Monday.
In October 2017, Krstajić succeeded Slavoljub Muslin as head coach of the Serbia national team, initially as a caretaker. In December, it was announced he would take on the role permanently and at least until the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
On 13 June 2019, Krstajić was sacked from the position after a dismal 5–0 loss in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine.
Also, reports coming in for the yet vacant job, who has also shown interest is former Chile and Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi
Already the Nigeria Football Federation has reportedly concluded plans to employ 47-year-old former Serbian National team coach, Mladen Krstajić as the new coach of the Super Eagles. NFF President Amaju Mekvin Pinnick will arrive in London on Monday to seal the deal.
Krstajic led Serbia to the 2018 world cup in Russia where they failed to proceed beyond the group stage of the competition After Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Cape Verde that saw the Super Eagles sail through to the final round of the world cup qualifiers, Pinnick and other board members met in the room of one of the Vice Presidents to discuss the fate of the German.
Also at that meeting was Rohr and Tunde Adelakun his representative. The NFF did not mince words as they told Rohr that his services are no longer needed. According to an insider, both parties agreed to terminate his contract immediately while they work out modalities to pay his severance package which is reported to be around 600,000 USD.
Rohr has since returned to his base in France while the NFF are moving ahead with getting a replacement in good time ahead of the 2021 Nations cup which is just over 40 days away.