Tunisia have appointed former French national boss Roger Lemerre as coach of their national soccer team.

“The new coach is Roger Lemerre,’ a Tunisian Football Federation official said.

‘He will come to Tunis this week and he will be with the team for its friendly match with Portugal on October 12,”

Lemerre, who led France to success at EURO 2000, was sacked after the World Cup when the defending champions failed to win a match or score a goal in the first round of the World Cup finals.