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Anigo quits as Tunisia coach after losing 5 out of 7 games

Tunisian Souwayah expected to take over permanently

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Former Olympique Marseille coach Jose Anigo has quit as coach of Tunisia's Esperance after just seven games in charge.

The 54-year-old Frenchman departed after Saturday's 0-1 home defeat by Al Ahli of Egypt that confirmed Esperance's exit from the African Confederation Cup.

Anigo had only joined Esperance in late June and lost five of his seven games in charge.

His assistant Bernard Rodriguez, who joined with Anigo, is to take over, club officials said.

Local media said Esperance is in talks with a couple of Tunisian coaches such as former national team’s coachs Sami Trabelsi, the current Qatari Al Jeish’s trainer, and Ammar Souwayah.

While Trabelsi refuted any chance to take over from Anigo, Souwayah has “big chance” to be the next club’s coach, as “experiences with foreigners turned out to be in vain during the recent years,” Infosport quoted a source as saying.

(With Reuters)