The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, on Tuesday announced that Gernot Rohr has signed a two-year contract to be the Technical Adviser of Nigeria's Super Eagles.
Here are 10 important things to know about him:
- He was born on June 28, 1953 (age 63). He is from Mannheim, Germany.
- He played as a defender for Bayern Munich in 1972 - 74 (6 appearances), SV WaldhofMannheim from 1974-75 (21 apps), Kickers Offenbach from 1975-77 (62 apps), and Bordeaux 1977-89 (352 apps)
- He was sports director of Eintracht Frankfurt from October 1998 until April 1999
- He managed Bordeaux From 1990 to 1999 where he almost won the UEFA cup (lost to Bayern in Final)
- Between 2002 to 2009 he managed a number of teams - Creteil, Nice, Young Boys, Ajaccio, Etoile Sahel, and Nantes.
- He replaced Alain Giresse as coach of the Gabon national football team in February 2010. He spent two years in the position.
- He became manager of Niger national football team in September 2012. He resigned in October 2014.
- The next year he was appointed as manager of Burkina Faso national football team. He was sacked on 22 December 2015.
- He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016
- He was working on development programmes for the German football association (DFB) before his appointment.