Benzarti named Tunisia coach

Tunisian Faouzi Benzarti has been named as the new Tunisia coach.

The national team have been without a coach since the departure of Frenchman Bertrand Marchand in December.

Benzarti, sacked a month ago by Tunisian first division club Esperance, previously led Tunisia in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in 2010.

Marchand was dismissed after a string of disappointing results in qualifiers for the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

No details were given on the contract of Benzarti, whose first outing will be a friendly match against Algeria on 9 February.