Berti Vogts has quit as Nigeria national team coach with immediate effect, the German Football Federation has announced.

The 61-year-old came in for heavy criticism in Nigeria following their African Nations Cup quarter-final defeat to hosts Ghana.

“Too much happened during and after the African Cup. Most of all I don’t have any faith in the president of the Nigerian federation anymore,” Vogts said. “Working together is no longer possible.

“Working with the players was a lot of fun for me,” Vogts added. “It gave me back my joy on football.”

The former Germany and Scotland boss took over the ‘Super Eagles’ in January 2007 with a remit to guide them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.