Clemens Westerhof Blasts Gernot Rohr In Exclusive Interview

This is more like a war between two Super Eagles coaches – past and current.

Clemens Westerhof has displayed his displeasure with the kind of work he has seen Gernot Rohr do since taken over from Sunday Oliseh in 2016.

Westerhof during an interview with The Vanguard compared the German’s record with his and that of the late Stephen Keshi, saying Rohr’s performance is abysmal to say the least.

Keshi won the 2013 Nations Cup with Nigeria, and he also led the country to the 2014 World Cup where the team crashed out in the round of 16.

Though the Super Eagles could not defend their Africa Cup of Nations title under Keshi’s watch in 2015 as they failed to qualify, Westerhof still thinks he was better.

Westerhorf, on the other hand, led the Super Eagles to their second nations cup title in 1994 and qualified the team for their first World cup in the same year.

Whereas, Rohr, who has managed 37 games, winning 20 games, drawing seven games and losing ten, is yet to win any silverware. Though he has led the Super Eagles to two major tournaments with a game to spare.

Notwithstanding, Westerhof believes the German’s achievements as Super Eagles manager is not encouraging.

Here’s what the Dutchman had to say about Rohr in the interview:

‘’I don’t know him. I learnt after he plays one match, he goes back to Germany. He said there are no good players in the local competition.

‘’How would he know whether there are good players if he does not go to watch matches of the local league? His record is not good enough.

‘’My record and Keshi’s are better than his. So he must stay in Nigeria?

‘’If I take over, I will live in Nigeria. My assistant, who will also come from Holland would live in Nigeria.”

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You can see full interview here.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago