Four Great Coaches NFF Can Replace Gernot Rohr With

Four Great Coaches NFF Can Replace Gernot Rohr With

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have renewed their dealing with Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr last time out as the Nigerian egghead look forward to further improvement in the affairs of the senior national team.

However, that agreement was met with a strict clause in the contract that the Franco-German boss Gernot Rohr signed at that time.

Failure to meet the demand from NFF on Gernot Rohr’s part would see Nigeria move away from the former Burkina Faso Coach.

And with contrasting opinions making the round as it pertains to Rohr’s second tenure on the job a replacement could be the card for the Super Eagles.

It could now be left for the NFF then to find a capable hand to replace the German tactician on the Eagles role as the Nigerian side aspire to a greater height in the future.

Due to the above-stated instances, GoalBalllive evaluate four great coaches who could replace Gernot Rohr on the Nigerian job.


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Having succeeded with the age-grade cadets along with coach Manu Garba, many are beginning to taunt the name of Amuneke as a possible candidate for the Eagles job in the future.

While Gernot Rohr may have secured maximum points against Liberia (at home) and Cape Verde (on the road) many Nigerians were not satisfied with the performance and pattern of play utilized by the current Eagles getter Gernot Rohr.

He probably has not been convincing on the job lately and with Amuneke’s stakes after winning the U-17 World Cup in 2015 looking bright anything could happen on this note.

He knows a crop of the players in the Current Super Eagles side having unearthed talents like Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal), Kelechi Nwakali (SC Huesca) to name but a few.

And certainly, he is a worthy mention as far as the Eagles coaching job is concerned.


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The former Chelsea player and coach could be a good replacement for Gernot Rohr even as the team continues to evolve at the moment.

Di Matteo has got a good repute and CV for the Nigerian job having won the Champions League against all odds thanks to Didier Drogba's heroics for Chelsea in the final against Bayern Munich.

He has shown love for African players having managed the likes of Michael Essien and Salomon Kalou as well as the Nigerian pair of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses at his time at Chelsea.

So expect him to provide the experience Nigeria needs in maximizing the talent they‘ve got in the mix.


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The Olympic silver and Bronze medalist for Nigeria would surely get mentioned when it had to do with managing the Super Eagles yet again.

He’s had a brief stint with the Nigerian senior men's team but he still deserved another time to fully express his tactical onus for the Nigerian team.

His fans (which are many) would hope he returns to active coaching soonest even possibly as the handler of the Super Eagles.

Though he’s had some financial charges levelled against him which has kept him out for the moment.

But his brand of football has been so exciting to watch from the Nigerian perspective.

And how well he’s been able to put forward talents like Chinedu (Ogbuke) Obasi, Osaze Odemwingie and Victor Anichebe in the Olympics squad then remains a case today in Nigeria football for sure.


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The Frenchman would be another sure (potent) personality who can deliver on the Super Eagles job.

He’s shown his passion and aptness to manage African sides in the past and so expect him to do the same with a Nigerian team brimming with so much quality so to say.

The likes of Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho would flourish under his tactical dynamics.

While the talent of Isaac Success and Henry Onyekuru can be brought to lifeline amidst some of his personal disciplinary measures.

The success he has achieved at Zambia and Ivory Coast speak volumes of his managerial onus.

While qualifying Morocco to the World Cup at the expense of Ivory Coast could be another big statement he’s made on the African scene.

He probably will make the most out of the Super Eagles' individual potentials as well as a group (team) while he’s capable of settling Nigeria’s creative midfield issue overall.

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