Côte d'Ivoire's German coach Uli Stielike, who quit the CAF Africa Cup of Nations to nurse his dying son, will return to his post on a provisional basis, according to a reports.

"I am delighted to be able to continue to work. This trial period solution works for me," Stielike told Saturday's edition of the Cologne Express.

The former German international has agreed with the president of the Ivorian FA to occupy the post until 15 April. He will prepare the side for their friendly against Tunisia on 26 March.

Stielike, 53, returned to Germany in January to be with his son, Michael, who passed away on 1 February.

The German had been replaced by the Frenchman Gerad Gili during the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana when Côte d'Ivoire were knocked out in the semi-finals by the host nation.

Steilike, who played in the 1982 FIFA World Cup™ final, succeeded Henri Michel as the Ivorian head coach in September 2006.