Monday Jan 30, 2017. 11:00
French tactician Michel Dussuyer has resigned as the head coach of the Ivory Coast senior national team.
This follows Ivory Coast's shock and early exit from the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals which are hosted by Gabon.
The Elephants, who were the defending champions, went into the tournament as one of the favourites to win the prestigious competition.
However, the Dussuyer-coached Ivorian side finished third in Group C and they were eliminated from the competition - having failed to win a single game.
Dussuyer has since decided to stand down as the Elephants head coach and this was announced by the Federation of Ivorian Football (FIF) on Sunday.
"The appropriate measures will be put in place to find his successor," a statement from the FIF said.
The federation also hailed the former Benin and Guinea coach's "professionalism, commitment and human quality."
The retired goalkeeper had been appointed in 2015 and he guided the Elephants to the 2017 AFCON finals.