Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has denied reports that he made his players sign contracts with a France-based agent known as ‘Mr. William’, in exchange for a place in the team.
SportingLife had claimed William is acting as a front for the Super Eagles coach, who usually woos players to sign contracts with his management team, with the aim of getting a mouth-watering commission whenever they change clubs.
Reacting through the Eagles’ media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, Gernot Rohr, who admitted knowing Willaim, dismissed the allegations levelled against him.
He disclosed that Super Eagles players signed to Williams management did so on their own without his involvement.
“There is an agent called William based in France. Most of these players mentioned were already in the Super Eagles before they joined his management team,” Rohr said.
“These boys are close and they discuss what their management teams offer amongst themselves and they convince themselves to change management teams for better offers.
“For instance, Anderson Esiti who was named in the list of players that purportedly signed the contract with William’s management team was not included in the squad for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
“Is it that his payment has expired and Mikel Agu who just returned to the Eagles has just renewed his subscription.”