Guus Hiddink is ready to take charge of Ivory Coast for this summer’s World Cup finals, according to reports.
The Dutch coach is ready to step in after The Elephants sacked previous coach Vahid Halilhodzic over the weekend.
Halilhodzic was axed during a live television debate over the weekend by Ivorian Football Association president Jacques Anouma.
He said: “I put an end to his contract and will name a new manger in the near future.
“It will be after the game on 3rd March, and will be a big name coach for the World Cup.”
Russia coach Hiddink has agreed to take charge of Turkey on 1st July, but reports suggest that both Russia and Turkey have agreed for Hiddink to take charge of Ivory Coast on a temporary basis.
Halilhodzic has reacted with anger after being sacked as boss of Ivory Coast.
“It’s terrible, I’m disgusted,” he told L’Equipe.
“I lose one game in 24 and now I have been sacrificed. It’s purely political.”