Former Ghana international Charles Kwablan Akunor has been named the new head coach of Guinea until 2022.
The Ghanaian gaffer signed a three-year deal with the Guinea Football Federation (FGF) after undergoing a successful interview session in Conakry.
He beat off competition from seventeen other coaches including former Leicester City manager Claudio Renieri, Florent Ibenge, Paulo Duarte, ex-Togo coach Didier Six and Francois Zahoui for the vacant position.
His appointment will be announced in few hours by the Guinea Football Federation.
The ex-Wolfsburg player is joining the West African nation as replacement for Paul Put who was sacked sacked after Guinea were eliminated from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in the round of 16 stage.
Coach Akonnor has vast experience in coaching with his stint at top Ghana Premier League clubs namely Hearts of Oak, Dreams FC, Ashanti Gold SC, Asante Kotoko and relegated club Sekondi Eleven Wise.
He has been without a club after parting ways with Asante Kotoko few months ago after guiding them to win the GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition.
Guinea will begin their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers campaign with Mali in November this year.