Gernot Rohr

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Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr 2018 (cropped).jpg
Rohr as Nigeria manager at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-06-28) 28 June 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth Mannheim, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Nigeria (manager)
Youth career
1961–1972 VfL Neckarau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Bayern Munich[1] 6 (0)
1974–1975 Waldhof Mannheim 21 (1)
1975–1977 Kickers Offenbach 62 (1)
1977–1989 Bordeaux[2] 352 (13)
Total 441 (15)
Teams managed
1990 Bordeaux
1991–1992 Bordeaux
1996 Bordeaux
1999–2000 Créteil
2002–2005 Nice
2005–2006 Young Boys
2007–2008 Ajaccio
2008–2009 Étoile Sahel[3]
2009 Nantes
2010–2012 Gabon
2012–2014 Niger
2015 Burkina Faso
2016– Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gernot Rohr (born 28 June 1953) is a German manager and former footballer. He is currently the manager of the Super Eagles under the control of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Managerial career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] On 9 June 2009, he was named as the new head coach of the Ligue 2 team FC Nantes, his contract running until 30 June 2011.[6] On 3 December 2009, he was fired by FC Nantes and replaced by Jean-Marc Furlan.[7] On 21 February 2010, Rohr replaced French coach Alain Giresse at the helm of the Gabon national football team.[8]

He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012.[9] He resigned in October 2014.[10]

On 22 December 2015, he was sacked by Burkina Faso national football team as manager.[11]

He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016 but was not given the job.[12] In August 2016, he was named manager of the Super Eagles of Nigeria by Amaju Pinnick, the chief of the Nigeria Football Federation.[13] He won his first game in charge of the Nigerian national team, defeating Tanzania by a lone goal in Uyo, Nigeria.[14] He lost his first match on 10 June as Nigerian senior coach after a 2–0 home loss to South Africa.

On 7 October 2017, his Nigeria-led team became the first African side to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1–0 win against Zambia.

Managerial Statistics[edit]

As of 8 September 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Gabon 21 February 2010 5 February 2012 19 8 5 6 042.11
Niger 5 September 2012 21 October 2014 23 3 7 13 013.04
Burkina Faso 25 February 2015 22 December 2015 11 3 3 5 027.27
Nigeria 9 August 2016 Present 30 18 6 6 060.00
Total 83 32 21 30 038.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rohr, Gernot" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gernot Rohr" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Garin, Erik (12 July 2007). "France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ich wollte immer frei sein" (in German). 11Freunde. 25 February 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Leading Tunisian club fire German coach". AFP. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Rohr : "La locomotive, c'est l'équipe"" (in French). lequipe.fr. 9 June 2009. Archived from the original on 20 September 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Furlan remplace Rohr" (in French). lequipe.fr. 3 December 2009. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gabon: L'allemand Gernot Rohr, nouveau sélectionneur des Panthères?" (in French). africastars.org. Archived from the original on 25 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Niger appoint Gernot Rohr as new coach". BBC. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gernot Rohr resigns as Niger coach". BBC Sport. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "Rohr quits Burkina Faso to return to Germany". BBC Sport. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  12. ^ "Put and Rohr on Guinea coach shortlist". BBC Sport. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "BREAKING: NFF picks Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  14. ^ Daniel Oladele/