Ivory Coast: Patrice Bumel is no longer a coach

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Cte d’Ivoire coach Patrice Bumel has not seen his contract renewed by the Ivorian Federation. He was in the post for two years.

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Frenchman Patrice Beaumele is no longer the coach of the Ivory Coast national football team after his two-year contract has not expired, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) announced on Tuesday. “The contract of Mr. Patrice Beaumel, national coach of the A team, expires after 24 months on April 6, 2022”, indicates FIF in a press release. The leaders of the FIF expressed their “thank you to Coach Beumel and all his staff for the work done”.

A former assistant to Hervé Renard, he won two African Cups of Nations in this role with Zambia in 2012 and Cte d’Ivoire in 2015. In March 2020, Beaumel, 43, appointed elephants coach, left the selection on a mixed record. ,

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six candidates for succession

Cte d’Ivoire was knocked out by Egypt (0-0, 5-4 on penalties) in the final AFCON round of 16 in Cameroon in January and failed to qualify for the World Cup 2022. The name of his successor should not be immediately known, FIF elects a new president on 23 April.

Six candidates, including former star striker Didier Drogba, have officially applied. Despite his position, he is not the favorite in this election, due to a lack of sufficient support within Ivorian clubs. This election has already been postponed several times since 2020, due to a dispute over the sponsorship system for candidates. The FIF was placed under guardianship by FIFA in December 2020, which formed a “Standardization Committee” to address the crisis. Cote d’Ivoire will organize the next CAN from June 23 to July 23, 2023.

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