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Ivory Coast denies reports linking Frank de Boer with managerial vacancy

The Ivorian Football Federation has denied reports that Frank De Boer is due to become the national team’s next manager.

News agency Linfodrome recently claimed that the former Crystal Palace boss is in line to replace Marc Wilmots  in the Elephants’ hotseat, but the governing body has now issued a statement quashing the speculation.

“A report on Linfodrome that FIF is preparing to appoint Dutchman Frank de Boer as coach of Ivory Coast is completely unfounded,” vice-president Sory Diabate told the football authority’s official website.

“It’s no secret that FIF is searching for a new Elephants coach to replace Marc Wilmots. The federation is working hard on this and will announce the name of the coach in due course.”

The Ivory Coast failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup following qualification defeats to Gabon and Morocco.

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