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Ivory Coast appoint Wilmots as coach logo 21-03-2017

Former Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has been appointed head coach of Ivory Coast, it has been confirmed.

The 48-year-old has been out of work since his departure from the Red Devils after Euro 2016, having previously taken them to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

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Wilmots replaces French coach Michel Dussuyer who resigned from the role after the defending champions were eliminated from the African Cup of Nations at the group stage.

The former Schalke and Bordeaux midfielder is said to have signed a two year contract with the Elephants, which includes an option for a further two.

Wilmots will have the chance to see his players in action for the first time this month as they take on Russia on 24 March and Senegal on 27 March in friendlies.

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