After a failed attempt to hire Frenchman, Paul Le Guen, the powers that be at the Glass House might have settled for another foreign handler for the Super Eagles.
Barring any last minute change of mind, the NFF will on Monday introduce German tactician, Germot Rohr to the public as the new Super Eagles Technical Adviser and he is expected to work with Salisu Yusuf, Imama Amapakabo, Enugu Rangers chief coach and goalkeeper trainer with Nasarawa United, former Eagles’ goalkeeper Aloy Agu.
Here are the 5 things you should know about Gernot Rohr;
- Gernot Rohr (born 28 June 1953) is a German manager and former footballer. He is currently working on development programmes for the German football association (DFB).
- In 1996, he managed Girondins Bordeaux to the UEFA Cup final, where they lost to Bayern Munich over two legs, 0–2 away and 1–3 at home. Bordeaux’s run to the final included a famous 3–0 win over AC Milan in the quarter-finals. From October 1998 until April 1999 he was sports director of Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Rohr was fired by Étoile Sportive du Sahel following a third-place finish in the league, outside of the 2010 CAF Champions League places, on 15 May 2009. On 9 June 2009, he was named as the new head coach of the Ligue 2 team FC Nantes, his contract running till 30 June 2011. On 3 December 2009, he was fired by FC Nantes and replaced by Jean-Marc Furlan. On 21 February 2010, Rohr replaced French coach Alain Giresse at the helm of the Gabon national football team.
- He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012. He resigned in October 2014.
5.On 22 December 2015, he was sacked by Burkina Faso national football team as manager.
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