After failing to secure a job as coach of the Mali national team, the former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been fired from his position as vice-president of France’s Girondins Bordeaux.
According to France 3 Nouvelle Aquitaine (via Girondins4ever), Rohr is one of the favorites for the French clothing processor, second only to club owner Gérard López.
Despite relegation to Ligue 2, the second division of the French league, Bordeaux is considered one of France’s top clubs with a history of more than 140 years.
Since being sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation in December 2021, Franco-German has been unemployed.
The 68-year-old is still a favorite in the club where he spent 12 years (1977 to 1989) as a total of 441 players, before leading the club on three separate occasions in the 1990s leading up to the UEFA Cup final. in 1996, when they lost to Bayern Munich in two legs, 0-2 in the away leg and 1-3 at home.
According to reports in a French newspaper, the Eagles coach is being considered for the post of vice president.
“At the start of the new 2022-2023 season, which will take place in Ligue 2, the position should have a clear and concise representation.
“The party a few days ago mentioned the names of Stéphane Martin, who has previously held the position, but also Klaus Allofs. According to France 3 Nouvelle Aquitaine, it could be Gernot Rohr. Since he has not had a contract since leaving Nigeria, it is possible that Gernot Rohr will be considered for the post of deputy president. ”
Meanwhile, French journalist Vincent Romain said Rohr had dismissed reports linking him with the Bordeaux work.
“Gernot Rohr, I spoke to him on the phone this afternoon; he told me that the news was false. It was a colleague who phoned him to advise him on the idea.
“But he has never been in contact with Girondins’ management. He has no name at all for the vice president.