Concerns are growing over the future of Aliou Cissé at the helm of Senegal national team following his employers’ reluctance to offer him a new contract.
The initial 30-month contract of the former midfielder expired last August and there are no ongoing talks concerning a renewal, according to local reports.
Last week, Cissé, 45, led the Teranga Lions to a 2-0 win over Togo and 3-0 over Congo in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers but it remains unclear if he would continue with the team.
However, other reports suggest that Cissé’s contract timeframe suffered a mix-up due to the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (now holding in 2022), after which he was supposed to be assessed in view of a new deal.
Cissé did not wish to comment on the matter when contacted by ACLsports but confirmed that he remains the coach of the team until further notice.
Despite the many criticisms his tactics have drawn, he seems to enjoy some support within the football federation executive committee, which reaffirmed its support for the coach last April.
Cissé was appointed in March 2015, qualifying Senegal to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and reaching the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations lost to Algeria.