Sheffield Wednesday: Ex-Owls boss applies for Ivory Coast job

Ex-Owls boss Dave Jones

Ex-Owls boss Dave Jones

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Former Owls boss Dave Jones has applied for the job as national coach of the Ivory Coast.

The 58-year-old, who led Wednesday to promotion three years ago, has been out of management since being sacked by the Championship club in December 2013 following a 2-0 defeat at Blackpool. The Liverpudlian was axed after 16 matches of the 2013/14 season, with the Owls lying second-from-bottom in the second-tier and having won just once all campaign.

Jones is the only Briton on a list which contains 17 French candidates and as many from Italy. Former Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni and old France coach Raymond Domenech are also in the frame for the vacant post.

The Ivorian Football Federation (IFF) have today taken the bold decision of publishing the names of all 59 candidates who have declared interest in the job.

In a statement, the IFF said: “The name of the next coach of the Elephants will be known late June-early July,”

The African champions are looking for a coach to replace Herve Renard, who led them to the African Nations Cup title in February but has since taken over at Ligue 1 club Lille.

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