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Alain Giresse Set To Be Named Congo-Brazzaville Coach

Congo Football Federation has reportedly set its sight on Alain Giresse with a view of appointing him as the new national team head coach.

The veteran tactician, who is a former Tunisia head coach, remains jobless since he parted ways with the Carthage Eagles in 2019.

The Congolese media have installed him as favourite to succeed Barthélémy Ngastono,who was fired after Congo-Brazzaville lost in Guinea-Bissau and failed to qualify for the 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Paul Put had been the on the short-list but his controversies during his last job at Guinea national team, coasted him the Red Devils job.

However Fecofoot’s head of communication Emannuel Kaba has explained d that they are yet to make a decision regarding the new national team coach.

“Nothing has been decided yet, we are still finalising the new coach,” Kaba told a Brazzaville publication.

However, Giresse, who guided Mali to third place in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations , has been backed to become the new DR Congo head coach by recent reports.

The 68-year-old played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups and coached French club sides Paris Saint Germain and Toulouse.

Giresse has a lot of experience in Africa having coached Gabon, Senegal,Tunisia and Mali twice.

Under Giresse, Tunisia were fourth at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He left his Tunisia job in August 2019  and earlier last year he was linked with the Ghana post that was taken by Charles Akonnor.

Congo launch their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in September with Group H matches against Namibia (away) and Senegal (home).

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