Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, has been linked with the vacant coaching role of the Mali senior men’s national team, few weeks after Mali fired their former coach Mohamed Magassouba.
Mali fired the 64-year-old coach, who has been in charge of their country’s national team since 2017, after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. The Malian Federation fired all his staff too.
Now, The Malian football federation has revealed that there are stronger considerations for former Eagles boss Gernot Rohr, former Mali international Eric Chelle, former coach of the Malian national team Djibril Drame and AS Otoho coach Alou Badra Diallo.
Rohr worked in Nigeria for five years, leading the country to one African Cup of Nations third-place finish and getting eliminated at the group stage of the World Cup.
The Franco-German is the coach who served the longest in charge of the Nigerian senior national football team.
The former Bordeaux manager had been linked with the Malian job in the past but said he chose Nigeria at the time.