Ex-Nigeria international, Segun Odegbami says he would have relieved Gernot Rohr of his duty as Super Eagles coach after the 2-0 defeat to Madagascar in their final group game if he was NFF boss.
Nigeria lost to the Malagasy side in one of the upsets of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations to finish second behind the debutants before their win against Cameroon in the round of 16.
And reacting to the loss and selections of the German tactician the former national team captain, who was a guest on Channels TV program, Sunrise Daily, on Monday, faulted Rohr’s attitude during Nigeria’s matches.
The ‘Mathematical’ said the 65-year-old was “too relaxed” even when the Nigerian team were trailing as he urged the NFF to consider a vocal person when selecting their next coach.
“If I was in charge of Nigerian football, Gernot Rohr would have been on his way home,” Odegbami said on the show.
“I’m sorry that is a bit harsh, but you could see how he selected players, particularly in that match against Madagascar. We could have been out of this competition now, because of his selection of players for that match.
“See coaches like Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, they are the 12th players. They are by the side of the field, they are directing their players.
“They are shouting on referees, they are doing things. That is the sort of thing Nigerian players need.
“Nigerian players don’t want somebody who will just sit quietly and not say a word. They won’t hear his voice. You won’t help them with difficulty.
“Our nature is to be loud, to be compelled and driven to the wall. Our nature is not to just relax