Ivory Coast has fired its head coach Jean-Louis Gasset despite the team having a chance to qualify the last 16 of the African Cup of Nation (AFCON).
The news comes barely two days after they suffered a 4-0 defeat against Equatorial Guinea, results which left them with three points from three matches played.
As it stands, Ivory Coast stand a chance of qualifying to the next round but their chances also depend on the results of other teams in the group.
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In their opening fixture, they emerged victorious thanks to a 2-0 win against Guinea-Bissau followed by a 1-0 defeat against Nigeria.
In his Jean’s place is former Reading and Ivory Coast midfielder Emerse Fae has been appointed as the head coach as Gasset’s assistant Ghislain Printant has also been sent parking.
Through a statement, the Ivorian Football Federation confirmed that they have the head coach and his assistant due to insufficient results.
70-year-old Jean-Louis Gasset is one of the most decorated managers in football having headed Montpellier, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux during his 39 year experience.