Afcon 2017: Ivory Coast Coach Resigns after Poor Campaign

Ivory Coast coach Dussuyer has relinquished his job after the defending champions’ early exit from the Africa cup of Nations in Gabon.

The Frenchman Michael Dussuyer becomes the second coach after Algeria’s George Leekens threw in the towel last week immediately after failing to make it past the groups

Ivory Coast football federation announced the developments on Sunday afternoon while praising the coach for professionalism, visit commitment and human quality.

They added that “The appropriate measures will be put in place to find his successor.”

The 57 year old struggled to qualify for the Nations cup registering only a single win in a group that had Sierra Leone and Sudan.

The poor form extended to the finals in Gabon where the Elephants picked two opening draws against DR Congo and Togo before losing out to Morocco.

He joined Ivory Coast in July 2015 after guiding Guinea to the quarter-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.


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