You make an excellent point.... But I’m coming at it from the rationality of it all. Firing a coach who’s leading a qualifying group just because he squandered (albeit disgracefully) a 4-0 lead??vancity eagle wrote:deanotito wrote:Exactly. There is no basis to fire Rohr now. Firing him would be a step short of insane if you really think about it.1naija wrote:ohenhen1 wrote:Appoint Amuneke and the coach that was coaching in Albania as his assistant on a short term basis to see how it goes. We can scout for a long term coach if it doesn't work out.
What would be the reason for firing Rohr now? Because we are winning our group?
Rohr's record with a senior national team is better than that of Amunike, so there is no justification to fire him when we are at the top of the group table. I do think Rohr cannot coach us past Algeria or Senegal, but neither can Anunike or Finidi. I think Rohr will leave after the Nations cup, at which point someone else can be appointed.
There’s more than enough time to fire him after a major milestone like the Nations Cup.
actually firing after the nations cup would be even much worse.
You would have no competitive games until the World Cup, (if we qualify)
thats why I say, unless the ANC is a disaster we should stick with Rohr to the WC.
No coach will come in and magically change the team without any competitive matches, and only a few friendlies. We've been down that road before.
IF, and I am not saying he should be, but IF he were to be fired, this would be the opportune time to do it.
You would basically have an easy path to qualification for ANC, and have 2 ANCQ matches to prosecute without much pressure, and then begin WCQ in June, hopefully with a friendly in that period as well. You now have a 4 month layoff until the next FIFA window.
If it doesn't happen now, it should not happen until after Qatar 2022, or if we fail to qualify.
Again I dont advocate it, but Now would be better than after the 2022 aFCON.
I’m generally a believer that organizational reputation matters. If you are going to be able to attract the kind of coaching talent that you think Nigeria deserves, then your organizational reputation matters. If you fire coaches under such circumstances, you will only be able to attract mercenaries and desperados. This is Nigeria, not Real Madrid
I have seen Nigeria play better than Rohr’s SE and yet still not win jack. I see no hard evidence that Rohr is any worse than his predecessors on balance.