Harry Redknapp was never observed as a replacement for Gernot Rohr, arguing the move would have meant “restoring the Eagles to the 1980s,” says two top officials from the Nigeria Football Federation.
The last employment Redknapp did was at Birmingham City in 2017 where he was axed after six straight defeats in all rivalries. His solitary international involvement with 2016 was managing Jordan.
Two key figures in the Nigeria Football Federation, in any case, have claimed the reports are false, as the NFF never suspected of replacing Rohr.
“At the point when a few people attempt to be naughty, the news is all a hoax,” the primary source told Goal.
Another NFF boss resounded this, who added: “I don’t think about that. Everybody called me about this and I’m under lockdown in my home.
In any case, by announcing that the German will fill in as the head coach of the three-time African champions, President Amaju Pinnick shut down the speculation
Rohr took over in 2016 from Sunday Oliseh and has since driven the Super Eagles to the nations’ FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup.
“However, in the event that Nigeria had ever talked about employing another mentor, that would certainly not have been Redknapp. Employing him would mean returning with the Super Eagles into the 1980s, which is absurd.
“Our young men under Gernot Rohr didn’t do badly. We at the NFF put stock in him and we will allow him to carry on his great work throughout the following scarcely any years.