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Biography/Profile/History of Newly Appointed Super Eagles Foreign Coach “Gernot Rohr”

FOOTBALL 1 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)..Gernot-Rohr

Managerial career

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.

Gernot Rohr has quit his job as coach of Burkina Faso to take up a post with the German football association.

VIDEO: Gernot Rohr has quit his job as coach of Burkina Faso to take up a post with the German football association


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.

VIDEO: The German coach was nominated for the grand prize, “German Football Ambassador 2016”. For nearly 40 years Gernot is active abroad. From 1999 – 2010 he worked at club level in France, Austria, Switzerland and Tunisia before becoming 2010 National Coach of Gabon (2010-2012) and the Niger (2012-2014).


He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012. He resigned in October 2014.

On 22 December 2015, he was sacked by Burkina Faso national football team as manager.

He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016. In August 2016, he was named manager of the Super Eagles of Nigeria by Nigeria Football Federation shief, Amaju Pinnick




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