Didier Six is favourite to take over the Chipolopolo top job from Spain-bound Wedson Nyirenda.
FAZ insiders told the Sports Mail in Lusaka yesterday that the association has settled for the 63-year-old former France international as Nyirenda’s replacement.
Nyirenda is this month expected to leave for further studies in Spain alongside four other local coaches.
“Didier Six is the coach FAZ want to employ. He is the one who has been communicated to and he will be called for formalities soon. He is the FAZ’s first choice,” the source
Didier Six (born 21 August 1954) is a former French international footballer. He played as a winger and he earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team.
He played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of the winning team at Euro 84.
He also acquired Turkish citizenship in order to play as a neutral player at Galatasaray. He played with his Turkish citizenship at Galatasaray as Dündar Siz and won Turkish First League championship with Galatasaray in 1987–88 season.
Six was signed by the Fédération Togolaise de Football as coach for the Togo national football team in November 2011.
He became manager of Mauritius in January 2015 and was fired in May 2015 following a suspension for poor behaviour during the 2015 COSAFA Cup.
In April 2018 he was one of 77 applicants for the vacant Cameroon national team job.