French duo Bruno Metsu and Pierre Lechantre are the leading
candidates for the vacant position of coach of the Senegalese
national team, the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) revealed
In an interview with the official website of the FSF, federation
president Augustin Sengor said: "We have a short list of five
contenders, of whom we can say that two stand out."
He said that Lechantre and Metsu "meet our criteria and have the
best experience of the African game of all the candidates."
Metsu, 58, is available after being sacked by Qatari club Al
Gharafa in March and has previous experience of coaching the
Lions of Teranga having led them to the quarter-finals of the
World Cup in 2002.
Lechantre is currently in charge of Qatari side Al Arabi but has
significant experience of coaching in Africa, having won the Cup
of Nations with Cameroon in 2000.
He also led Cameroon to Olympic gold in Sydney that same year.
Senghor said that the FSF would make a decision on the successor
to Amara Traore -- who was sacked after Senegal were eliminated
from this year's Cup of Nations in the group stage -- next week.