Numerous Coaches Apply For Senegal Position

Numerous Coaches Apply For Senegal Position

Following the resignation of former Senegal coach Alain Giresse on January 29, once the Teranga Lions were eliminated from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) in the first round, the Senegalese football authorities are looking to appoint a new tactician, and interest in the position is rife.

The Senegalese found themselves in the group of death at the Nations Cup, and they could not progress from a selection that included South Africa, Algeria and Ghana.

According to the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football (FSF), many top coaches have applied for the coaching spot that is currently vacant, with a mix of local and international coaches available to be considered.

Former coaches from Burkina Faso, Paulo Duarte and Paul Put have shown their interest, while former Guinea head coach Michel Dussuyer has also been in touch with the federation.

Other international coaches who have applied for the position include Patrice Neveu, José Anigo, Frédéric Antonetti, Luiz Fernandez, Jean-Pierre Papin and Michel Pont, according to the FSF.

The football authorities in Senegal also revealed that a few locals have thrown their hats in the ring, including former Teranga Lions coach Amara Traoré, as well as Aliou Cissé, Lamine Dieng and Oumar Diop.

Despite the great interest thus far, the SFS believes that further applications will arrive in the coming days, and they will then make a final decision on the new manager which will be communicated on March 1.