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Michel Dussuyer quits as Ivory Coast coach after African Nations Cup failure

LIBREVILLE, Gabon -- Michel Dussuyer has resigned as coach of Ivory Coast after the defending champions failed to advance from the group stage at the African Nations Cup in Gabon.

The Frenchman's exit was confirmed by the Ivory Coast Football Federation on Sunday.

Dussuyer was in charge of the Ivorian team for just 18 months, having taken over the African champions from Herve Renard.

Ivory Coast were eliminated from the ongoing African Nations Cup without winning a game. They only managed draws...

 By Mark Gleeson

Managers vs. media becoming 'must-see TV' at African Nations Cup

Avram Grant is more capable than most of handling tough questions. But other coaches are feeling the strain.

Pep Guardiola might have been mildly upset when the BBC began their post-match interview last weekend with a question about the refereeing, but at the African Nations Cup, the parade of coaches before the press is fraught with animosity and tension, often becoming a forum for frequent clashes. There is little subtlety with reporters as they interrogate national team coaches before and after games. Winning usually means the edge is taken off any aggressive tone, but the vanquished managers face...

 By Ian Holyman

Saloman Kalou quits international football after Ivory Coast exit

Salomon Kalou won 89 caps for Ivory Coast.

Salomon Kalou has retired from international football after Ivory Coast's shock exit from the African Nations Cup.

The defending champions lost 1-0 to Morocco in their final Group C game in Gabon on Tuesday, leaving them with only two points from three matches.

Hertha Berlin striker Kalou, 31, confirmed after the match that it would be his last for his country.

"I have played in one final and I have won another. This time, it didn't go so well," the former Chelsea player told reporters.

"There...

 By Nick Ames

Ivory Coast's African Nations Cup exit: Why reigning champions flopped

Defending champions Ivory Coast fell to a shock group stage exit from the African Nations Cup when they lost 1-0 to Morocco on Tuesday night.

Here are three reasons why they failed ...

1. An inexperienced team lacked leaders

Whether or not retired brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure delivered every time for their country, nobody could deny the influence they wielded.

Ivory Coast lacked the characters to pull them through in times of trouble. Only eight of the squad that won the 2017 tournament were in...

Holders Ivory Coast eliminated from Cup following defeat to Morocco

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Holders Ivory Coast were knocked out of the African Nations Cup following a 1-0 defeat in Oyem by Morocco, who progressed to the quarterfinals.

The Elephants had drawn their first two Group C matches, leaving them needing to beat Morocco and former coach Herve Renard, who had guided the squad to glory in 2015 when winning a penalty shootout over Ghana in Equatorial Guinea.

However, after wasting chances to get ahead before half-time -- with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and former Chelsea...