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Dussuyer Named As Cote d’ Ivoire Coach

Posted: Jul 22, 2015 at 12:26 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Michel Dussuyer has taken over as new coach of the African champions Cote d’Ivoire, the country’s football federation announced on Tuesday.

It is yet another stint in African football for the 56-year-old-Frenchman, who has worked previously as national coach of Guinea in two separate spells besides being in charge of Benin.

He has signed a two-year deal with the option for another two years, the federation said in a statement.

Dussuyer replaces his compatriot Hervé Renard, who left soon after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Elephants in Equatorial Guinea in February to take over the Ligue 1 club Lille.

Dussuyer was Cote d’ ivoire’s assistant coach, under Henri Michel, when the team lost in the final of the 2006 Nations Cup to hosts Egypt on penalties.

Dussuyer’s first assignment will be a Nations Cup qualifier in Sierra Leone on 5 September.