On Monday, Ivory Coast made a major upset in the 2023 AFCON after knocking out the title holders Senegal 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time.
Ivory Coast were on the brink of being eliminated after the end of the group stage, but after the 2-2 draw between Mozambique and Ghana, The Elephants qualified among the four best third-placed sides.
After losing their final round match, veteran French coach Jean-Louis Gasset was sacked, before receiving the news of their qualification for the knockouts. They attempted to bring in Herve Renard on a short-term deal.
Instead, former player Emerse Fae was appointed on an interim basis.