Frenchman Lemerre linked with return to Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel
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Frenchman Lemerre linked with return to Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel

Roger Lemerre has been linked with a return to Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel following the sacking of Spaniard Juan Carlos Garrido. 

The 78-year-old Frenchman is still a popular figure in the Tunisian exotic city of Sousse and reports indicate that he is willing to come out of retirement and take up the job for a second stint. 

Lemerre is expected to jet into Tusnisialater in the week to finalise talks with Etoilepresident Ridha Charfeddine. It is expected that his appointment will be announced in the coming days.

But Lemerre is not the only candidate the Tunisians are considering for the vacant head coach role. Other names that have been floated include his compatriots Jean Fernandez and Bernard Simondi as well as Tunisian Adel Chedli.

Lemerre was in charge of Etoile between November 2013 and June 2014, leading the club to their first-ever Arab Cup title. He has alsowonEuroCup with France in 200 as Africa Cup of Nations with Tunisia in 2004.