Thursday Sep 19, 2019. 16:00
Frenchman Nicolas Dupuis has signed a new four-year deal as coach of Madagascar but will continue his dual role with French lower league club AS Fleury 91.
“We are proud and congratulate Nicolas Dupuis for his renewal at the head of the National team of Madagascar for four years, and in addition to the role of National Technical Director (DTN),” said a statement issued by the club on Thursday.
“However, the club firmly denies the information that has appeared on some media about the departure of Nicolas Dupuis from Fleury.
“We inform you that he is on a three-year contract with FCF91 and will continue to work as our coach.
“As initially agreed when he arrived at the club, it is for him important to be in contact with the club scene in Europe and he will continue to share his time between Madagascar and Fleury.”
The 51-year-old Dupuis led Madagascar to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt this year, where they stunned the continent with their run all the way to the quarter-finals.
His next assignment is qualification for the next Cup of Nations where Barea are paired with Ivory Coast, Niger and Ethiopia in Group K in the qualifiers for the 2021 finals, plus the World Cup in Qatar.