New Ivory Coast coach Patrice Beaumelle has admitted that he faces a tough task ahead of bringing glory back to The Elephants, or he quits.
Speaking to the French TV, Canal +, said that he understands that the Ivorian FA and Ivorians, in general, want results.
"If the results are not good, I will be forced to leave. When a coach performs well, it is certain that he will keep his position. In case the victories do not follow, he will be sacked despite his 5 or 6-year contract, "he said.
Since his appointment early this month, the Frenchman has been on a charm offensive offering numerous media interviews. He recalled how he landed the latest posting.
“I was informed on Wednesday, March 4 by the leaders of the Ivorian football federation that I had been selected to succeed Ibrahim Kamara. I admit that I am very happy to coach the Ivory Coast team,” he revealed.
He also admitted that The Elephants have lost their invincibility since winning the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
“Since winning the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea, we are no longer that intimidating on the continent. I want to return The Elephants to winning ways and bring back yesteryear's glory. I will work on this. The team must look as good as it did five years ago, ” he concluded.