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Who is Gernot Rohr? Rohr is a professional German tactician who also played football at the highest level with clubs like Bayern Munich, SV Waldhof Mannheim Bordeaux, and Kickers Offenbach before he became a coach.
He became one of the few managers to have coached the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2016 when he replaced Sunday Oliseh as the new sheriff in town.
The Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) decision to sack the German tactician no doubt defies opinion when the team’s performance began to drop.
However, throughout his spell with the Eagles, he was able to achieve a reasonable amount of success qualifying the team for the World Cup and winning a bronze medal at the AFCON.
Gernot Rohr Profile
Date of birth: 28 June 1953
Place of birth: Mannheim, West Germany
Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
1961–1972: VfL Neckarau
1972–1974: Bayern Munich – 6 Apps
1974–1975: Waldhof Mannheim – 21 Apps; (1 Gls)
1975–1977: Kickers Offenbach – 62 Apps; (1 Gls)
1977–1989: Bordeaux – 352 Apps; (13 Gls)
2005–2006: Young Boys
2008–2009: Étoile Sahel
2015: Burkina Faso
Rohr’s Early Life & Football Career
Gernot Rohr was born on June 18, 1953, in a city called Mannheim, West Germany.
He was raised and had his early education in his hometown where he obtained the required qualifications as a student.
While growing up as a child he was heavily involved in sports, particularly football which led to him picking football as his favorite.
Rohr is not a well-known name by any means compared to other German greats like Gerd Muller, Frank Beckenbauer and Ulli Hoeness who formed the West Germany golden generation in the 70s.
However, he was one of the most revered and renowned workaholic players in the German national team then for how brilliantly he ticked the box as a defender.
As a player with two German league titles and one Champions League, his stint with Bayern Munich wasn’t a long one but he did make his time there count in terms of on-field performance and contributions.
During his illustrious 17-year professional career he played in more than 400 games with most of his appearances at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 where he played in 360 games, scored 13 goals and retired in 1989.
Gernot Rohr’s Net-worth & Salary
Prior to the mundial in 2018, the German tactician was named the 24th highest-paid manager among the 32 coaches who were able to qualify for the tournament in Russia.
According to ‘Africanfootball.com’ it was reported that he will pocket a whopping $47,000 per month as the Super Eagles head coach heading into the mundial in Russia.
Many Nigerians at that time were of the opinion that the salary cap of Rohr is outrageous compared to what was paid to previous managers of the team.
However, the German tactician silenced everyone with his results when he qualified the team for the World Cup with two games to go.
Due to his long managerial career and the mouthwatering sum he received after he became the gaffer of the Super Eagles, Rohr is believed to have amassed a tremendous amount of net-worth estimated to be more than $1.5 million.
Gernot Rohr Wife & Family
The German tactician is believed to be married to a Madagascan woman, but presently report has that his currently single and not seeing anyone.
As for his family, some of them are based in Germany and he keeps in touch with them when his not with them, but when around he often has a great time with the family.
This article was updated 4 months ago