A shock candidate has emerged along with Patrick Mboma to succeed Clarence Seedorf as the head coach of five-time African champions Cameroon.
Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert were sacked with immediate effect after their dismal AFCON 2019 showing, in which Cameroon arrived as reigning champions.
The lacklustre displays from the Indomitable Lions and alleged fallout with key figures in the dressing room was said to be the downfall of the legendary Dutchman – but his successor has yet to be found.
While iconic former striker Patrick Mboma has expressed interest in the role amongst ‘several’ other applicants for the job, it’s been claimed by Afrique News, that former Brighton manager Gus Poyet is the front-runner for the role.
The Uruguayan, who holds no experience of African football managed AEK Athens, Real Betis, Shanghai Shenhua and Bordeaux since his ill-fated spell with Sunderland in the Premier League.
Frenchman Pierre Le Chantre, who won the AFCON title with West African nation in 2000, is also believed to have applied for the job.