Gernot Rohr on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang almost playing for Bordeaux
Gernot Rohr on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang almost playing for Bordeaux
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Gernot Rohr on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang almost playing for Bordeaux

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed in an interview that during his coaching stint with the Gabon national team, he had wanted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to play for Bordeaux.

Rohr is reportedly still connection to club where he plied his trade as a player and eventually a manager between 1977 and 1998.

However Bordeaux ended up changing the tune and signing another Gabonese player Andre Poko instead of Aubameyang who is now enjoying success at Arsenal.

In an interview with Gold FM's Le Point G published by girondins33.com, Rohr said:''When I was coach of Gabon, I recommended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Bordeaux, but it did not happen. 

''On the other hand, there was one named André Poko , 18, who came for nothing and was sold expensive then. 

''He made a mistake at the end (his picture smoking shisha dressed in a jersey of Olympique de Marseille, Ed), yes, but he was not very mature unfortunately and he should not be remembered for that because he has also done good things. 

''In any case, I know a lot of quality players in Africa, so why not put it in the service of the Girondins. It would be with pleasure".

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