Ivory Coast shortlists 5 for Elephants coaching job

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ABIDJAN – Ivorian Federation (IFF) it has screened applications 37 persons seeking to be hired as coach of Elephants, country’s national male .

IFF , Sidy Dilallo, said statement released Abidjan Tuesday that six of the applicants were Ivorians while 31 were foreigners.

Diallo said five out of the 37 applicants had been selected for the final screening.

“The the recruitment of a coach has been working seriously to conclude the task before it.

“The has submitted a list of five applicants for the final screening, and the IFF will choose this list,’’ he said.


According to the federation , those the final list include Francis Gillot, Frédéric Antonetti, Hervé Renard, Luis Fernandez and Jose Manuel.

Former coach of the Elephants, Sabri Lamouchi, had announced his exit after the failed to qualify for the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The Elephants, who were Group C at Brazil 2014, beat Japan 2-1 opening match of the June 12 to July 13 .

They however later lost 1-2 each to Colombia and Greece, other two opponents at the group stage.(NAN)