Sacked as Wydad Casablanca head coach on Monday, Frenchman Sebastien Desabres has been tipped to replace Ibrahim Kamara as Ivory Coast national team head coach.
Multiple media reports indicate that the 43-year-old is set to be named as the Elephants tactician after enduring a torrid one month spell at Wydad. He was sacked after Wydad lost 3-2 to lowly Youssoufia Berrechid in Botola Pro League on Sunday.
Desabre will be hoping that the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) taps him to help steady their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign. The Ivorians lost 2-1 to Ethiopia and narrowly beat Niger 1-0 in their first two matches of the qualifying campaign.
Questions were asked about Kamara's suitability on the role despite leading the Elephants to 2019 AFCON in Egypt. FIF eventually decided that he wasn't the right man to lead into the future.
If appointed, Desabre immediate task will be preparing Ivory Coast for the doubleheader against tricky Madagascar in late March. They need positive results to steady their campaign.
Desabre has previously handled Uganda Cranes at the 2019 AFCON as well as Egyptian clubs Pyramids and Ismaily.
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