Gernot Rohr Shortlisted for Algeria Job

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is being considered for the Algeria national team coaching job, according to reports emanating from the North African country.

The Algeria Football Federation recently dismissed the legendary Rabah Madjer following a poor run of results that saw the national team lose to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cape Verde and Portugal in their last four friendlies.

Algerian sports newspaper Le Buteur is reporting that the leadership of the Algerian Federation, including president Kheiredine Zetchi, have shortlisted Rohr as one of the likely candidates to replace Madjer.

Other coaches in the running for the job are Hervé Renard, Carlos Queiroz, Christian Gourcuff, Vahid Halilhodzic and Alain Giresse.

Though Rohr extended his contract with Nigeria before the World Cup until 2020, there is a clause allowing him to negotiate his departure after the tournament in Russia.

The 65-year-old coach is knowledgeable about African football having handled Niger, Burkina Faso and Gabon national teams before taking on the Nigerian job in 2016.

He’ll also be a good fit for Algeria as he has managed French clubs Bordeaux, OGC Nice and Nantes.

But it is unlikely he’ll vacate the Eagles job as he indicated his interest to stay on after the World Cup ouster last week.

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