Michel Dussuyer has taken over the coaching role of the Ivory Coast national football team after former care taker Herve Renard resigned the role to become a club coach with French side Lille.

Dussuyer is to lead the Elephants according to the country’s football federation who agreed a two-year deal for the 56 year old ahead of the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.

The Frenchman has had three separate spells as Guinea coach, while also taking charge of Benin between 2008 and 2010. He has also previously served for Ivory Coast, as an assistant coach to Henri Michel.

Dussuyer was named as part of a five-man shortlist that was reduced down from 59 last month. He has penned a contract until 2017 with the option for a further two years.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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