Who Is Gernot Rohr?

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to unveil Gernot Rohr as the new technical director of the Super Eagles.


But what do we know of Rohr? Here are 10 facts about the 63-year-old.

  1. His playing career spanned 17 years, mostly at French club, Girondins Bordeaux, but beginning with German side, Bayern Munich.
  2. He played as a defender.
  3. He began his managerial career in 1990 with Girondins Bordeaux.
  4. In 1996, he led Girondins Bordeaux to the UEFA Cup final, where they lost to Bayern Munich.FOOTBALL - FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP 2003/04 - 031123 - PARIS SG v OGC NICE - GERNOT ROHR (NICE COACH) - PHOTO GUY JEFFROY / FLASH PRESS
  5. He was sports director of Eintracht Frankfurt from 1998 to 1999.
  6. 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.
  7. In the following month, Rohr was named as the head coach of FC Nantes, another french side. Eventually, he got fired December.
  8. February 2010, Rohr was named coach of the Gabon national football team.
  9. He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012, but later resigned in October 2014.
  10. He became coach of Burkina Faso national football team, 2015. He got sacked December the same year.