Kebaier surprisingly named the Tunisian coach

Kebaier surprisingly named the Tunisian coach
Tunisia fans during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Semifinals match between Senegal and Tunisia at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo on the 14 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Mark Gleeson

Wednesday Aug 28, 2019. 17:00

Unheralded Mondher Kebaier has been named the new coach of Tunisia on a three year contract in a shock move.


He replaces Alain Giresse who left the job last week despite Tunisia reaching the semifinal of last month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.


Kebaier, 49, has served as coach of Tunisia’s leading three teams — Club Africain, Esperance and Etoile Sahel — but had brief spells at all and been without a post for the last 18 months.


The 49-year-old also coached AS Marsa and CA Bizerte.


He had been working as a television pundit for more than a year and suddenly plucked fgrom obscurity for the job. Former World Cup defender Raidh Jaidi, now coaching in England, had been the favourite to take over from Giresse, who had been in the job just eight months.


Kebaier will take charge of the team next week when they host Mauritania in two friendly internationals.






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