Taken from Breaking the Lines
Gernot Rohr’s announcement as Nigeria manager on August 9, 2016 was met with little fanfare as he was still an unknown quantity in West Africa at the time. It was understandable due to his relatively unsuccessful managerial stints at Niger and Burkina Faso prior to his appointment, but he has certainly made every Super Eagles fan aware of his presence ever since.
In November 2019, the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ranked Rohr amongst the world’s top 20 national team managers. Four months prior, Rohr led Nigeria to 3rd place at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
After being narrowly eliminated in the semifinals by the eventual victors — Algeria — via a last minute Riyad Mahrez free kick, Super Eagles fans called for the German to be sacked. Just like legendary France manager Aimé Jacquet (winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup), who coached Rohr at Girondins de Bordeaux during the 1980s, Jacquet was also criticized by fans for having outdated methods.
To understand Rohr’s methods as Nigeria’s manager, let’s take a trip down memory lane looking at his career and what influenced his managerial style on the African continent four decades later.
Since taking the job, Rohr has won more games than any other national team manager on the continent — 21 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses in 38 official games. If we take each win as three points and each a tie as one, Rohr has amassed a record 70 points out of a possible 114.
Much more here:Not only is Rohr Nigeria’s longest serving manager, but he’s also managed the second highest number of official games (38), behind the late Stephen Keshi (43), with a higher point per game ratio (1.81), compared to Keshi’s (1.58) according to transfermarkt.com.
https://breakingthelines.com/manager-an ... a-mission/