Tunisia part ways with coach Alain Giresse

Tunisia part ways with coach Alain Giresse

Alain Giresse becomes the 13th coach to quit his coaching role since the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 67-year-old Frenchman reached a mutual agreement with his employers to quit the post on Tuesday, according to Tunisia FA.

Giresse led the Carthage Eagles to a fourth place finish at the 2019 AFCON, totaling six wins, three draws and three defeats.

Alain Giresse’s last AFCON match with Tunisia

However, he faced criticisms from the local media and pundits for the team’s performance in the group stage where they recorded draws against Angola, Mali and Mauritania, progressing to the knockout stage with just three points.

No details were given concerning the recruitment of a new head coach or the naming of an interim, and it remains unclear who will lead the Eagles to face Mauritania and Ivory Coast in upcoming international friendlies slated for early next month.

Tunisia have been drawn against Libya, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea in Group J of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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