Super Eagles Coach Ranked Among Top 20 National Team Coaches in the World


Nigeria National Team coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked among the top twenty national team coaches in the world by German-based organisation International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

This year’s award was won by Fernando Santos, coach of Portugal national team, with whom he won the UEFA Nations League in June 2019.

Football experts and journalists from 90 countries of all continents in the world chose Fernando Santos to receive the 2019 Award and he received 112 points to place first.

Super Eagles manager Rohr ranked joint-nineteenth with one point along with Jan Olof Andersson (Sweden), Paulo Bento (South Korea), Age Hareide (Denmark), Marcello Lippi (China), Oleksandr Petrakov (Ukraine U20) and Marc Wilmots (Iran).

The head coach of Algeria, Djamel Belmadi got into the top five (5th, 61 points), Madagascar’s French coach Nicolas Dupuis placed 10th with 11 points and Senegal coach Aliou Cisse ranked 18th with two points.

World’s Best National Team Coaches

1) Fernando Santos (Portugal) – 112
2) Tite (Brazil) – 102
3) Roberto Martinez (Belgium) – 97
4) Didier Deschamps (France) – 87
5) Djamel Belmadi (Algeria) – 61
6) Gareth Southgate (England) – 45
7) Roberto Mancini (Italy) – 42
8 Andre1 Shevchenko (Ukraine) – 41
9) Ricardo Gareca (Peru) – 22
10. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar) – 11
10. Felix Sanchez (Qatar) – 11
12) Zlatko Dalic (Croatia) – 10
12) Ronald Koeman (Netherlands) – 10
12) Roberto Moreno (Spain) – 10
12) Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay) – 10
16) Senol Gunes (Turkey) – 4
17) Jerzy Brzeczek (Poland) – 3
18 ) Aliou Cisse (Senegal) – 2
19) Jan Olof Andersson (Sweden) – 1
19) Paulo Bento (South Korea) – 1
19) Age Hareide (Denmark) – 1
19) Marcello Lippi (China) – 1
19) Oleksandr Petrakov (Ukraine U20) – 1
19) Gernot Rohr (Nigeria) – 1
19) Marc Wilmots (Iran) – 1

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