There are strong hints that Sellas Tetteh will be new boss of Egyptian club Ismaily, which will make him the first West African to do so.
The former Ghana U-20 World Cup winning coach is said to have impressed the Egyptian side after leading the Black Satellites to two podium finishes at the World Youth Championships in 2009 and this year.
Tetteh won Africa’s first U-20 World Cup trophy in 2009 and he’s also taken the Black Satellites to win bronze at this year’s World Youth Championship.
With Ismaily losing Gharib to the senior national team – where he was named new manager on Wednesday – the president of The Yellow Dragons, Mahmoud Abou El-Soud, announced during an interview with reporters that the coastal club are in talks with Tetteh.
Currently the technical director of Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals, Tetteh has also handled the Rwandan national team previously.
Ismaily won the Egyptian Premier League three times in 1967, 1991 and 2002, as well as the Egyptian Cup in 1997 and 2000.