Frenchman Jean-Louis Gasset has been appointed as the new national team coach of the Cote d’Ivoire senior national football team.
The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) appointed the experienced trainer over the weekend to replace his compatriot Patrice Beaumelle.
The 68-year-old signed a one-year contract to take charge of the Elephants with major assignments looming for the national team.
His main task is to win the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations as Cote d’Ivoire will be hosting Africa’s flagship football event next year.
Former Cote d’Ivoire international midfielder Emerse Faé will assist the Frenchman during the period.
Gasset was assistant coach of the France national team from July 2010 to June 2012 under Laurent Blanc.
He previously coached French top-flight sides Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Istres as well as Caen and comes with a lot of experience.
Gasset was also previously assistant manager of French clubs such as Paris Saint Germain, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux and Spanish side Espanyol.
He led Montpellier to victory in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1999.