Saturday, January 14, 2017

Africa Cup of Nations 2017 Managers

Africa Cup of Nations 2017 Managers.
A list of the coaches of the participating teams at the Africa Cup of Nations 2017.

Black managers have a hard job getting a look-in at clubs in England, they also have a struggle to manage their own national sides. Only 4 teams at the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 have native African coaches: DR Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Zimbabwe.

France provides the most managers with four followed by Belgium with two.

The coaches most known to an international audience include Hector Cuper who had spells with Valencia and Inter and Avram Grant who managed Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham in the Premier League.

Ex-Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho has managed Real Madrid (twice), Benfica (twice), Espanyol (twice) and the China national team. He is remembered for having very sweaty armpits during the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. Camacho, who has one only trophy in his career as manager, a Portuguese Cup with Benfica in 2004, might find the weather in Gabon a challenge for his shirts.

Frenchmen Herve Renard and Claude Le Roy both have connections with Cambridge United back in 2004. Renard has won the trophy twice with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015.

Group A

Gabon - Jose Antonio Camacho (Spain)
Burkina-Faso - Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
Cameroon - Hugo Broos (Belgium)
Guinea-Bissau - Baciro Cande (Guinea-Bissau)

Group B

Algeria - Georges Leekens (Belgium)
Senegal - Allou Cisse (Senegal)
Tunisia - Henryk Kasperczak (Poland)
Zimbabwe - Callisto Pasuwa (Zimbabwe)

Group C

Ivory Coast - Michel Dussuyer (France)
DR Congo - Florent Ibenge (DR Congo)
Morocco - Herve Renard (France)
Togo - Claude Le Roy (France)

Group D

Egypt - Hector Cuper (Argentina)
Ghana - Avram Grant (Israel)
Mali - Alain Giresse (France)
Uganda - Milutin Sredojevic (Serbia)

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