Opinion: 9 Potential Super Eagles Coach If Gernot Rohr Decides To Leave

At this stage, it’s hard to know who will be in the running for the Super Eagles job if it’s vacant.

We have compiled a list of 9 candidates whose names could be in the hat to become the next Nigeria boss if Gernot Rohr decides to leave.

9. Joseph Yobo

Super Eagles assistant coach, Joseph Yobo does feel like a slightly underwhelming and perhaps misguided option.

The feeling is that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) want to replicate the England, Germany and Spain models of promoting someone who’s already in the national set-up.

But the obvious problem is that Nigeria don’t have a distinctive style of play.

8. Imama Amapakabo

Another who would be promoted from within the system and has widely been viewed as a potential Nigeria manager of the future.

But an unsuccessful spell with CHAN coupled with failure at 2019 U23 Cup of Nations means he’ll be low down the pecking order. He would represent a very strange choice, despite being backed by a host of pundits.

7. Carlos Manuel Brito Leal de Queiroz

We all secretly want Queiroz, right?

The state of Nigerian football is so hilariously tragic that it’s crying out for a dancing maverick like the former Manchester United assistant manager.

While he may be a colourful figure, the Portuguese coach does have great motivational skills.

He could be a decent shout.

6. Michael Nsien

There’s no denying Nsien has done a terrific job with Tulsa but you can’t help but feel this job has come too early for him.

Undoubtedly one of the most talented managers abrod, the 40-year-old has a very bright future in the game.

But he should spend a little more time in top-level management before taking the leap of faith to become Nigeria boss.

5. Sam Allardyce

Big Sam couldn’t perform another minor miracle in keeping West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this season but he has a great top-flight record.

His time has in all probability passed and he does have a somewhat unfair reputation for playing unattractive football but if given the opportunity, he wouldn’t let anyone down.

4. Louis van Gaal

Out of the work having performed another decent job with Manchester United, van Gaal is a great coach.

A sterling career has seen him manage some of Europe’s top sides and he, unlike many of the candidates, has international experience.

3. Aliou Cissé

A man with a wealth of international experience both as a player and a boss, in his managerial prime and currently managing Senegal: Cissé fits the bill perfectly on paper if the Super Eagles job is vacant.

Cissé has a command of the language. The NFF would be foolish to not consider him as a potential candidate.

2. Pitso Mosimane

Another extremely likeable manager and one with a blossoming reputation in South African football, Pitso would be a popular choice among Super Eagles supporters.

The Al Ahly boss has impressed in Egypt, he has a wealth of international managerial experience. He has won 15 major titles as a coach.

1. Herve Renard

Renard masterminded Zambia to Africa Cup of Nations success in 2012. He also helped Cote d’Ivoire win the 2015 edition of the African showpiece.

He has also managed SC Draguignan, Cambridge United, Nam Ding, AS Cherbourg, Angola, USM Alger, Sochaux, Lille and Morocco in the past.

The Frenchman is currently working at Saudi Arabia as their national team coach.

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