BREAKING NEWS
Live: 100 firefighters facing 'unknown chemicals' in massive blaze in Auckland ... Read more
Close

Ivory Coast coach quits after side's elimination

Last updated 12:00 25/06/2014
Sabri Lamouchi
Getty Images
STEPPING DOWN: Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi will leave his role after the Elephants' early exit in Brazil.

Relevant offers

Football

Wellington Phoenix confident defence will be better than last season England manager Sam Allardyce under investigation by FA after newspaper sting Wairarapa teen makes Wellington national league football squad Chris Wood earning rave reviews after golden goal-scoring run for Leeds Inept North Korean goalkeeper's comic 'save' has serious side Westpac Stadium poised to host All Whites' World Cup qualifier again Support staff outnumber players in Barcelona team photo Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna happy to share goal-scoring load Premier League Recap: Round 6 - Liverpool on fire, Chelsea dire Phoenix defender Tom Doyle in race against the clock to be fit for All Whites

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi will quit after his squad narrowly missed qualification in the World Cup with an injury-time penalty from Greece.  

Lamouchi said he would not seek the renewal of his contract, which ended after the tournament in Brazil.  

The 42-year-old former France international took over the Elephants two years ago, and started the match against Greece poised to make the knockout stage for the first time in three attempts. 

But the Ivorians were held back by the defensive Greeks who rose from last place in Group C to qualify with a 2-1 win. 

The Elephants also failed to impress in last year's African Cup after a strong start, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Nigeria.

''My contract was ending at this World Cup and there will no renewal. The reasons why are obvious,'' he said. 

''We haven't done well at the World Cup or at the African Cup, so I think the decision is logical. My journey with the Ivory Coast ends here.''

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content