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Sebastien Desabre geared to take over as Cote d’Ivoire head coach

Sebastien Desabre geared to take over as Cote d’Ivoire head coach

Sebastien Desabre is set to take over as the new Cote d’Ivoire head coaching position.

He is geared to take over the reins as head coach of the Elephants days after the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) and Ibrahim Kamara mutually agreed to part ways.

Desabre left his position as Wydad Casablanca head coach after a month in charge, and was swiftly replaced by Spanish coach Juan Carlos Garrido this week.

The 43-year-old has been a journeyman of sorts over the last 10 years and if he were to take over the Elephants post, it would be his fourth coaching job in the last 12 months.

Desabre coached Uganda at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, before a short stint at Egypt’s big-spending Pyramids FC was followed by an even shorter stint in Morocco.

The new Ivory Coast head coach’s first assignment will be back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Madagascar in March. The Elephants beat Niger in their Group K opener before a shock 2-1 loss away to Ethiopia.

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