Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is a subject of interest for the chieftains of Congolese Football Association (FECOFA, who are eager to hire the German as replacement for Florent Ibenge, Completesports.com reports.
Ibenge, 57, quit as head coach of the Leopards on Wednesday, ending his five-year stint with the team.
He had been in charge of Dr Congo since August 2014 and led the Leopards to three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations finals tournaments.
In 2015, they finished in third place, two years later they reached the quarter-finals and last month – at AFCON 2019 in Egypt, they lost to Madagascar i the Round of 16.
According to a report in Congo online news outlet, Congoprofound.net, Constant Omari, president of FECOFA, has established contacts with Rohr over a possibility of taking up the job.
Rohr was recently linked with the vacant Morocco national team job, but he denied having interest in managing the Atlas Lions who made a shocking exit from AFCON 2019 final following a second round defeat to the Squirrels of Benin Republic.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick reiterated the desire of the soccer house to retain Rohr despite strong calls for his dismissal after the Super Eagles won the bronze medal at Egypt 2019.
Rohr was named Super Eagles head coach in August 2016 and led the side to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where they failed to get past the first round.
By Adeboye Amosu