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CAN-2019: more than half of the coaches had to leave their selection

2019-08-28T11:20:26.477Z

Ibenge, Renard, Seedorf, Baxter, Giresse ... On the African continent, the coaching starts follow one another. Thirteen of the 24 technicians have left the ship since the end of CAN-2019.



Five weeks after the coronation of Algeria at the CAN-2019, the traditional waltz of the breeders is in full swing. Thirteen of the 24 coaches who officiated during the African Cup have decided - or have been invited - to sail to other horizons, including some of the biggest names on the continent. France 24 offers a membership review.

• Alain Giresse (Tunisia)

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The waltz of coaches is a custom in Tunisia. Alain Giresse was the tenth to slip on the bench of the Carthage Eagles since 2011. After eight short months as a coach, he was told the release of a "common agreement", says the release of the federation issued on 23 August 2019.

The Frenchman, however, leaves his head up: he managed to hoist his team in the semifinals of CAN-2019. A feat that had escaped the Carthage Eagles since 2004. However, the poverty in Tunisia's match show and its tactical choices - sometimes brilliant, sometimes risky - ended up being right for Alain Giresse.

• Srdjan Vasiljevic (Angola)

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The Angolan Football Federation and the Serbian have also decided to separate from a "common agreement" in mid-August. Appointed coach in December 2017 to replace Brazil's Beto Bianchi, Srdjan Vasiljevic managed to qualify Angola for CAN-2019. However, under his leadership, Palancas Negras failed to break out of group E composed of Mali, Tunisia and Mauritania.

Since the end of the competition, there had been a conflict between Srdjan Vasiljevic and his federation. The Serb refused to coach the Angola match for CHAN-2020 because the federation wanted to use these matches to give the hope team time to play. The coach wanted to strengthen his team with elements showing more experience.

• Sébastien Migne (Kenya)

The Frenchman took the lead of the "Harambee Stars" in May 2018 and was able to qualify them for their first African Cup of Nations in fifteen years. However, his players were eliminated in the group stage, where were the two finalists of the event, Algeria and Senegal.

"I am proud of the work accomplished and happy to have modestly participated in laying the future foundation for this team," the coach wrote on social media soon after his resignation on August 12, a few days after the elimination. African Nations Championship (CHAN) "This is for me to set myself new professional challenges, when the FKF should, it, to operate new motivational levers to confirm its progress"

• Ricardo Mannetti ( Namibia)

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His contract was expiring and the Namibian federation made no offer to renew it after the three defeats suffered by the Brave Warriors in the group phase of CAN-2019.

Ricardo Mannetti has been on the bench of Namibia for five years, except for his departure and return in 2015. He was replaced by his assistant Bobby Samaria.

• Florent Ibenge (DR Congo)

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After four years at the head of the Leopards, Florent Ibenge ended up throwing in the towel. Resigned, the coach with the double cap - he also coaches the AS Vita Club - paid the price of a deleterious atmosphere within the selection, coupled with results at half mast.

Qualified despite a very chaotic hen course, DR Congo left Egypt in the knockout stages, beaten by a surprising Madagascar. Sufficient to forget the beautiful bronze medal of 2015 and the shifts a little less convincing of the 2017 edition. He finally left his post on August 7, 2019.

• Javier Aguirre (Egypt)

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His future will not be in doubt. In the wake of Egypt's historic elimination in the round of 16 of the CAN-2019, Mexican coach Javier Aguirre was ousted, as was his entire technical staff.

A broomstick that also affected several members of a federation that has suffered in this summer 2019, one of the worst sports camouflets in its history.

• Hervé Renard (Morocco)

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The emblematic Hervé Renard, twice champion of Africa with Zambia (2012) and then with Côte d'Ivoire (2015), will not have resisted the premature elimination of Morocco, also swept away in the round of 16 of the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Two days after the coronation of Algeria, he announced that he was leaving his post, an "inescapable decision made well before CAN-2019", explained the technician. He was quick to rebound, since he has since been named head of Saudi Arabia.

• Clarence Seedorf (Cameroon)

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On the Cameroon side, it was between the semi-finals and the final that we decided to clean up. Legend of football in the Netherlands, coach Clarence Seedorf was sacked by the federation, carrying in his luggage his deputy Patrick Kluivert.

Holding the title in Egypt, the Indomitable Lions had also left the competition at the stage of the eighth, defeated by a Nigeria yet so far very far from being exciting. If Seedorf has not yet found a new challenge, Kluivert has been entrusted with the leadership of Masia, FC Barcelona's prestigious training center.

• Sébastien Desabre (Uganda)

France 24

Another frustrated French coach at the cap of the round of 16, Sebastien Desabre also left his bench, not without being satisfied - rightly - with the work done at the head of Uganda.

Party "by mutual agreement" with the federation in the course of July, he immediately rebounded when he was entrusted with the fate of Pyramids FC. A new rich Egyptian football with great national ambitions but also continental.

• Stuart Baxter (South Africa)

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The second-to-last resignation is Scottish Stuart Baxter. Not really in the spirit of sanctity in the country despite a miraculous qualification for the quarter-finals of CAN-2019, he dropped the flag in early August.

He remains on a more than mitigated balance at the head of Bafana Bafana, with three defeats for two victories during the great continental raid.

• Emmanuel Amuneke (Tanzania)

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That of Emmanuel Amuneke at the head of Tanzania will not have been more convincing. The Nigerian had managed to take his team to the finals of the African Cup, a first for 39 years. But the unconvincing benefits of Taifa Stars in Egypt have finally got the better of his scalp.

With three losses in pools and a general record of two wins, two draws and six defeats since taking office, he saw his contract ended by the national authorities in July.

• Paul Put (Guinea)

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The African summer was also fatal to Paul Put's ambitions. Victim like many others of the 8th finals, the Belgian globe-trotter was removed from his position by the president of the Guinean Federation, Mamadou Antonio Souaré.

In question, the "insufficiency of results", but also "the elimination following a climate of mistrust created and maintained by the coach between the players and the technical staff," indicated the statement issued by the leader, in the middle July. Atmosphere.

• Sunday Chidzambwa (Zimbabwe)

Less visible than most of the other breeders mentioned above, Sunday Chidzambwa also paid for CAN-2019. Appointed head of Zimbabwe in 2017, he did the minimum service by qualifying the Warriors for the finals. But his career in Egypt has not really pleaded in his favor.

A point in three games, but especially a very heavy 4-0 cashed against the DR Congo. A correction that has probably sealed his fate, since it constitutes to this day the worst Zimbabwean setback in the history of the African Cup. Sufficient in any case for the federation to accept his letter of resignation with immediate effect, at the end of July.

Source: france24

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