Tunisia announce shock new coach

African Football

Tunisia have confirmed the shock appointment of Mondher Kebaier as their new head coach on a three-year deal.

The second ranked nation in Africa revealed last week that French manager Alain Giresse left his role with the Carthage Eagles after leading them to fourth place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Despite their lofty ranking and credible finish in Egypt, the rigid style of play displayed under the former Paris Saint-Germain manager was highly scrutinised by media and supporters.

Now, in a shock announcement by the Tunisian Football Federation, Kebaier has been tasked to lead the North African giants towards the 2021 AFCON and 2022 FIFA World Cup.

With Kebaier not linked with the job and his last football related post dating back to a technical director stint with Esperance in February 2018 - his appointment has raised eyebrows.

Having worked as pundit in Tunisia during his inactivity from management, the former Club Africain and Etoile du Sahel head coach will be watched with intrigue within his next challenge.

The 49-year-old will be officially unveiled to the Tunisian media at a press conference on Thursday.