Comoros hand Zerdouk coaching reins

Comoros hand Zerdouk coaching reins
Amiredine Abdou

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022. 14:00

Comoros have named Frenchman Younes Zerdouk as their new national team coach, following the departure of Amir Abdou.

The latter tactician, who took Comoros to the last 16 on tournament debut in the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, resigned last month.

Zerdouk was Abdou’s assistant and has been promoted to the top job, with the Comoros football authorities opting to maintain as much continuity as possible in the technical team.

“Following the meeting of the Executive Committee in Anjouan, the Comoros Football Federation has decided to appoint Younes Zerdouk as head coach of the national team,” read a statement from the FFC.

Zerdouk will be assisted by Djamel Bakar, a former striker who worked in a similar position for French sides AS Monaco and Montpellier Herault SC.

Kassim Abdallah, a former Olympique Marseille player, who has just retired from international football, will take the role of general manager of the Cœlacanthes.

Zerdouk, who is of Moroccan descent, will make his debut as head coach for a friendly against Ethiopia later this month.

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