The NFF have offered Gernot Rohr a year’s salaries, which will amount to about $600,000 to quit as Super Eagles coach.
Former Super Eagles spokesman and a former international Idah Peterside said on SuperSports TV he has been told by top NFF officials.
“Rohr has been asked to step down as coach and be paid a year’s salary,” Peterside said.
Should Nigeria sack Rohr before his contract runs out next year, he will be entitled severance pay of $2 Million.
The local media have been dominated with reports that the 68-year-old coach has already been booted out on the back of an uninspiring 1-1 draw at home with Cape Verde Tuesday.
However, the NFF will later refute this story, while at the same time admitting they are weighing various options as per the coach.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick, said that no such decision has been taken.
“The Board of the NFF is studying the report of the Technical Committee, which it submitted after the match against Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday. There are a number of possibilities but we have not taken a decision to sack Gernot Rohr,” he was quoted in an official statement.
“I want to assure that whatever decision is eventually taken will be one that will please the generality of Nigerians.
“Mr Rohr has a contract with the NFF and there is a procedure for disengagement.
“If we get to that bridge, both parties will look at the contract and see what has to be done both ways.
“The Super Eagles’ squad is a national asset and we are just fortunate to be in that space to take decisions. Any decision we take must be what will be acceptable to Nigerians from far and near.”
Rohr, a former Germany international defender, has led the Super Eagles in 54 international matches over the course of five years and three months, winning 28 of those matches