Gernot Rohr's salary, trophies, wife, nationality, net worth in 2022 and more

Gernot Rohr's salary, trophies, wife, nationality, net worth in 2022 and more

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Gernot Rohr is a German professional football manager and former player who was most recently the manager of the Nigerian national team. He is one of the few head coaches to have coached the Super Eagles and achieved a reasonable amount of success with them. Gernot Rohr's salary has been a clear picture of his vast expertise over the years.

Gernot Rohr's salary
Gernot Rohr's salary: trophies, wife, nationality, net worth in 2022 and more. Photos by Dan Mullan and Pius Utomi Ekpei. (Modified by author).
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In this article, we will look at Gernot's life in depth. Details about his life, including his biography, wife, coaching career and achievements, are well discussed in this article.

Gernot Rohr's profile

  • Name: Gernot Rohr
  • Birthdate: June 28, 1953
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Birthplace: Mannheim (Germany)
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Age: 68(as of April 2022)
  • Citizenship: Germany, France
  • Average term as coach: 1.62 years
  • Preferred formation: 4-2-3-1
  • Net worth: $1.5 million
  • Current status: Retired
  • Retirement year: July 1, 1989
  • Playing position as a player: Defender
  • Facebook: Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr's biography

Gernot Rohr was born in Mannheim, West Germany, on June 18, 1953. Former German footballer Philipp Rohr is his father. His nationality is German, and he is Caucasian in ethnicity. He grew up in Mannheim, Germany, and has been heavily active in athletics since he was a toddler.

Gernot Rohr's biography
Gernot Rohr of Bordeaux during the match between Paris Saint Germain and Bordeaux played at Parc des Princes, France on August 5th, 1985. Photo by Gerard Bedeau.
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Rohr is a former professional football player who spent the majority of his career playing for Bordeaux in France. Additionally, he has played for Bayern Munich, SV Waldhof Mannheim, and Kickers Offenbach in his career.

Gernot Rohr's net worth

According to DailyPost, Rohr was named the 24th best-paid manager before the 2018 World Cup in Russia among the 32 coaches that qualified for the event.

While many football fans would argue that the sum is excessive in comparison to previous managers of the team and Rohr's performance since taking over as manager, it is worth noting that Rohr is not the highest-paid manager in Africa.

Gernot Rohr's net worth
Gernot Rohr, Manager of Nigeria gives his team instructions during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia match between Nigeria and Iceland on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. Photo by Lars Baron.
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He is third in the standings after Egypt's Hector Cuper and Morocco’s Herve Renard. Due to his vast experience, he is thought to have amassed an enormous net worth, which is said to be more than $1.5 million.

Gernot Rohr's salary

The financial implication of sacking Rohr was that he got a payoff of over $1.4 million because he paid his coaching staff from his salary. Rohr was getting $45,000 per month as salary and had one and half years to go before his sacking.

Gernot Rohr's salary in Naira

Rohr, who was reportedly paid $45,000 as a monthly salary, used to pay the team's video analyst, chief scout, and the fitness and goalkeeper trainers from his wages. His salary was 18.7 million Naira.

Gernot Rohr's coaching career

He guided Girondins de Bordeaux to their first UEFA Cup final in 1996, where they lost 0–2 away and 1–3 at home. Bordeaux advanced to the final after defeating AC Milan 3–0 in the quarter-finals.

From October 1998 to April 1999, he served as Eintracht Frankfurt's sports director. On May 15, 2009, Rohr was fired by Étoile Sportive du Sahel after the team finished third in the league and missed out on participation in the 2010 CAF Champions League.

Gernot Rohr's coaching career
Coach Gernot Rohr of Nigeria during the Nigeria Training at the The hive on May 31, 2018 in Barnet United Kingdom Photos by Erwin Spek. (Modified by author).
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Ligue 2 club, FC Nantes, On June 9, 2009, appointed him head coach. The agreement was in effect until June 30, 2011. On December 3, 2009, it occurred. He was replaced at FC Nantes by Jean-Marc Furlan, who was fired on December 3.

Rohr took over as manager of the Gabon national football team from Alain Giresse on February 21, 2010. He took over as manager of Niger's football team in September 2012. He resigned in October 2014.

He was sacked from his position as head coach of Burkina Faso's national football team shortly before Christmas 2015. He was on the shortlist for the Guinea national team post in July 2016 but was not hired.

Gernot Rohr's salary
Gernot Rohr, coach of the national football team of Nigeria, during the award ceremony for the German Football Ambassador in the Federal Foreign Office. Photo by Gregor Fischer.
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In August 2016, he was appointed manager of the Nigerian national football team. Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation's president, appointed him manager. Tanzania's solitary goal was sufficient to win his debut game in charge of the Nigerian team, which he guided to a 1-0 triumph in Uyo. However, Nigeria fell 2–0 to South Africa at home on June 10.

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Nigeria became the first African side to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 1–0 victory over Zambia on October 7, 2017. This was his first game as Nigeria's senior coach.

Gernot Rohr's nationality
Gernot Rohr celebrates after receiving a medal for winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third place after beating Tunisia in Cairo, on 17 July 2019. Photos by Ahmed Awaad. (Modified by author).
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On July 17, 2019, Rohr captained Nigeria to third place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. However, on May 27, 2020, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, stated that all Rohr's contracts had been signed to remain with the team for an extended period.

Gernot Rohr's trophies

The following are the trophies that Gernot won during his playing years;

  • 1x German Amateur champion
  • 2x German champion
  • 3x French champion
  • 1x European Champion Clubs’ Cup winner
  • 2x French Cup winner

Gernot Rohr's achievements

From the start of his tenure, Gernot Rohr showed a lot of focus in ensuring the Super Eagles are not complacent in qualifying matches.

It is no wonder that Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World with a game to spare. This simple looking feat is one of the significant highlights of Gernot Rohr's tenure as Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Gernot Rohr's achievements
Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr gestures during a training session at Essentuki Arena in Yessentuki, on June 18, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei.
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The German coach repeated the same thing by ensuring Nigeria qualified for the 2019 African Nations Cup top of the group without any input of permutations or calculations. Real Super Eagles fans will know that Rohr deserves some commendations on these two incredible achievements.

It is a known fact that since the exit of Celestine Babayaro and Taiye Taiwo, Nigeria has found it hard to find a capable left-back to help shore up our defence. But, thanks to Gernot Rohr's vision and tactical understanding.

Gernot Rohr's trophies
Gernot Rohr, Manager of Nigeria looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia match between Croatia and Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. Photo by Jamie Squire.
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He quickly resolved that knotty issue by inviting the likes of Jamilu Collins and Ola Aina to slug it out for that left-back spot. As a result, we have capable players who can provide good cover in the left-back position.

Gernot Rohr's age

On June 18, 1953, Gernot Rohr was born in Mannheim, West Germany. Therefore, he is currently (as of April 2022) 68 years old.

Gernot Rohr's wife

Gernot is married to an unidentified Madagascan woman. However, just as previous Nigerian manager Clemens Westerhof fell in love with a Zimbabwean lady during his vacation in Africa, Rohr stated it would be tough to marry a Nigerian lady in an interview with the Sun. He mentioned cultural differences and language barriers as the reasons he would not marry a Nigerian.

Gernot Rohr's nationality

The manager was born in Germany. His original home in Germany. However, he also has citizenship in France.

Gernot Rohr's house in Nigeria

Rohr was given accommodation as part of the two-year deal he signed with the NFF. He was also provided with an official car during his time as Super Eagles’ manager.

Gernot Rohr's Instagram

The manager and former player is not on Instagram's social media platform, nor is he on Twitter. He only has a Facebook page, which is @Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr's salary, a staggering $45,000, clearly showed his very successful time on the Nigerian national team. He made remarkable achievements as the Super Eagles head coach. This includes the immediate qualification for the 2018 world cup.

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