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Dec 19, 2012

Santini and Giresse on Senegal shortlist

Former France manager Jacques Santini and World Cup veteran Alain Giresse are on a five-man shortlist to take over the reins of Senegal, the country's football federation have revealed.

The list also includes German Volker Finke, Belgian Hugo Broos and former Senegal captain Aliou Cisse, the Senegal news agency APS have reported.

Giresse who played for France at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, has extensive African coaching experience, taking Mali to third place at the African Nations Cup finals earlier this year.

Santini has not coached since departing Auxerre in 2006. He was manager of France from 2002 to 2004 and had a brief spell at Tottenham Hotspur directly afterwards.

Finke spent almost two decades as coach of Freiburg in the Bundesliga, a club who had always had a high quota of African players. His last job was at FC Cologne.

Broos won the Belgian league with FC Brugge and Anderlecht, and has coached in Greece, Qatar and Turkey, while Cisse has worked with the Senegal national side and Olympic team as an assistant coach over the last year.

The new man will replace Joseph Koto, who was fired in October after Senegal failed to qualify for the African Nations Cup, and will be tasked with helping the west African country qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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