Algerian insider: No official links with Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr

Algerian insider: No official links with Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr
Nigeria's coach Gernot Rohr reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Nigeria and Argentina in St.Petersburg, Russia, 26 June 2018.

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jul 04, 2018. 12:30

An unnamed source in the Algerian Football Federation has elaborated on their link to Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr.

The German has been linked with the vacant post at the Fennec Foxes, who recently parted ways with Rabah Madjer.

Mauritanian journalist Lassana Camara claimed Rohr would be announced as Algeria’s new manager in the near future.

In the same vein, a reliable Algerian sports newspaper confirmed that Rohr is on Algeria’s short-list for the job, but added that the Super Eagles’ handler is not the favourite.

This is partly due to the financial outlay that the Algerian federation will have to approve, given that Rohr earns approximately €40,000 a month with Nigeria.

Consequently, Algeria are yet to make any formal move for the man who led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“There is nothing official about Gernot Rohr,” the Algerian insider is quoted by Nigeria’s Football Live.

“There is a list with a lot of coaches but for the moment you have to know that nothing has been done.

“There is nothing official. For me, these are just rumours,” he concluded.

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