Erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr says he his in talk with Mali football federation (Fémafoot) to become the head coach of the nation’s national team, the Eagles.
Mali fired their coach, Mohamed Magassouba last month after failing to qualify for the World Cup. He was in charge of his country’s national team since 2017. They were beaten 1-0 over two legs by the Carthage Eagles’ of Tunisia.
It was the closest Mali had come to a first-ever World Cup finals appearance.
With the African Cup of Nations qualifiers starting in just over a month, the Franco-German, Gernot Rohr, is in pole position to get the job.
Former Malian international, Eric Chelle, 44 and former Benin Republic coach Michel Dussuyer, 62 have also been contacted for the vacant post.
Speaking on Europe 1 TV, via Bein Sports, Rohr confirmed he could be the next coach of the Eagles of Mali.
“Yes, they (Mali) contacted me indeed,” Rohr said. It’s a good team, which made an unfortunate exit at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and which is also eliminated from the World Cup. I saw the two play-offs against Tunisia; they could have qualified.
“They have very good players; it’s an interesting team. The verdict of Fémafoot is expected in the coming days.” He concluded.
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