Who is Emerse Fae Ivory Coast interim football coach, bio, age, height, career and stats

Who is Emerse Fae Ivory Coast interim football coach, bio, age, height, career and stats

Here is all you need to know about Ivory Coast coach Emerse Fae including his age, career, records, bio and more

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has been dominated by Ivory Coast’s incredible run, and coach Emerse Fae explores their adventure.

Who is Emerse Fae Ivory Coast interim football team coach, bio, age, height, career and stats

In 2015, Ivory Coast made it to the semifinals in Equatorial Guinea, where they went on to win the event twice after defeating the Democratic Republic of Congo 3-1. This time, as the final of the top four third-placed teams, they just about made it to the elimination round. After falling behind leaders Senegal for eighty-two minutes, they managed to pull off an equaliser.

After winning the match in the round of sixteen on penalties, they were subordinated to Mali in the following round before pulling off an incredible comeback. The Lions prevailed in extra time.

The Emerse Fae’s side will now play DR Congo, a squad hoping to win an AFCON championship on home soil for the third time. Here is all about the host nations’ manager.

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Who is Emerse Fae?

Emerse Fae is a former midfielder for the Ivory Coast national football team who was born on January 24, 1984 in Nantes, France. Currently, he serves as the team’s interim manager. The 40-year-old stands 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) tall.

At the youth international level, he represented France, and at the senior international level, he represented Ivory Coast. He has played teams like Nantes, the then-Ligue 1 side team where he started his senior career. He then moved to Reading and Nice, after starting his youth career with with USSA Vertou. Talking about his managerial career, Fae joined Nice’s training facility for the 2012–13 season to complete his football coaching certifications.

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He led their under-17 team in 2018–19 after three seasons as an assistant coach. He took over as head coach of the Clermont reserve team on July 8, 2021. He succeeded Jean-Louis Gasset as manager of the Ivory Coast U23 team and assistant coach of the senior squad on May 20, 2022.

Following Gasset’s resignation, Fae was named Ivory Coast’s caretaker during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16. This happened on January 24, 2024.

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