The Tunisia Football Federation has appointed former France international, Alain Giresse as the the new national team coach ahead of next summer’s African Cup of Nations, reports.
The 66-year-old replaces Faouzi Benzarti who was sacked in October, four days after helping the team qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Giresse set to now begin work on 1 January after signing a contract until June 2020.
Giresse has a lot of experience in Africa, having coached Gabon, Senegal and Mali twice, leading Mali to a third place finish at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
He left his second stint in charge of Mali in September 2017 and earlier this year was linked to a Cameroon job before the country opted for Clarence Seedorf.