Ivory Coast has appointed a new head coach in replace of Michel Dussuyer who is the former Belgium international Marc Wilmots.
Wilmots who coached Belgium between 2012 to 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil and European Championship in France.
He was sacked after losing to Wales 3-1 in the quarter finals of the European Championships in July 2016
The Begian Marc Wilmots, who has signed a two-year contract with an option of renewal, will get the chance to see his new charges in action almost immediately as Ivory Coast play two friendlies.
Frenchman Michel Dussuyer quit the Elephants after they exited the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage.
The Belgian has been set the task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the Africa Cup of Nations a year later.
Ivory Coast are top of their World Cup qualifying group with four points from two matches, ahead of Gabon, Morocco and Mali, with only the group winners going to Russia.