Gernot Rohr.You must have heard about the newly appointed Nigeria Super Eagles technical director,Gernot Rohr and wondered who the hell is he?Well,i did too,and after doing a little research on him,i must say i am frankly disappointed!
Who are these people in the Nigerian FA anyway?Do they really have Nigeria's interest at heart or think at all?Cos frankly i see not a single reason why they have elected Gernot Rohr to be the Nigeria football coach.The man is a specialist in failure.He has been sacked everywhere he hasbeen.
In Africa he has managed Gabon,Burkina Faso and Niger.All nations who cannot be termed as super powers in African football,he unsurprisingly achieved nothing with them and did not last a year in any of the jobs.So why the hell is he being appointed Nigerian coach?What the hell is wrong with Nigeria?
I can only pray that the appointment of local coach Salisu Yusuf will help us qualify for the 2018 world cup.
But what do we know of Rohr? Here are 10 facts about the 63-year-old.
- His playing career spanned 17 years, mostly at French club, Girondins Bordeaux, but beginning with German side, Bayern Munich.
- He played as a defender.
- He began his managerial career in 1990 with Girondins Bordeaux.
- In 1996, he led Girondins Bordeaux to the UEFA Cup final, where they lost to Bayern Munich.
- He was sports director of Eintracht Frankfurt from 1998 to 1999.
- Rohr managed Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel from 2008 to 2009, but eventually got sacked on May 15, 2009 following a third-place finish in the league, outside of the 2010 CAF Champions League places.
- In the following month, Rohr was named as the head coach of FC Nantes, another french side. Eventually, he got fired December.
- February 2010, Rohr was named coach of the Gabon national football team.
- He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012, but later resigned in October 2014.
- He became coach of Burkina Faso national football team, 2015. He got sacked December the same year.