Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has come out to say that he is looking forward to having a good working relationship with his new assistant, Joseph Yobo.
Rohr revealed that it is very interesting to have an ex player of his status with the team even if he was satisfied with the job of Imama.
According to him, Imama was a great assistant but NFF made the decision to let him go and he has to accept it.
He added that the appoinment of Yobo will not be an issue for him and his remaining staff.
His words, “It is interesting to have such a former player with us,”
“I was satisfied with the job of Imama. He was a very good assistant. But NFF decided to change so I have to accept, and I accept. I see that this person now is in a good spirit and I am happy about it. There will not be any problem in our staff.
“I think it only could be so easy to say let’s do two years more. Nothing special from my side that I want more. So it could be very easy.
“We spoke together; he gave me a first call and then I called him back and we are in touch regularly. I even asked him to help me already because I cannot move for the moment to take connections and contact our players in Nigeria.
“I asked him to meet and speak with Ikechukwu Ezenwa, with Ifeanyi Ifeanyi who was with us for one of the last games.
“There is also Samuel Kalu, who is also in Lagos because he was able to take one of the last planes out of France.
“So I asked him to be in touch with some of our players who are in Nigeria, and that is what he did.
“I am happy to see that he has good motivation and is in good spirits and I think we can have a good working relationship together.”