Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor is one of 17 coaches been shortlisted for the vacant Guinea national team job.

This follows the dismissal of Belgian Paul Put after a dismal performance with the national team.

C.K Akonnor who had a storied career played for the likes of Wolfsburg even captaining the German side.

He also captained the Black Stars for much of his playing career and has been involved in coaching since 2009 after having his coaching badges in Germany.

Akonnor's first stint as a coach sent him to Sekondi Eleven Wise where he teamed up with ex national team mate Nii Odartey Lamptey but it did not go too well as the duo were sacked after a poor run of results.

He was then made the director of Sports for the division one club from 2010-2012.

Surprisingly in 2012 Akonnor then a novice in the job took over the reigns of Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak but again it ended in tears as he was sacked alongside his assistant Nii Odartey Lamptey.

After failed stints in the Premier league CK as he is affectionately called descended down the ladder to the second tier where he took over Dreams Fc and guided them to the premier league in the 2015/2016 season thereby restoring his tainted coaching reputation.

He then did a rescue job for Ashgold who were on the brink of relegation in the 2017/2018 league season before moving on to pastures anew in Kotoko.

At Asante Kotoko CK lasted just nine months after penning a three year contract with the Kumasi based side with constant disagreement with management been blamed as the cause of his dismissal.

The former Black Stars captian has in the past expressed his desire to manage the senior national team some day so it will be no surprise should that journey start with Guinea.

According to  FEGUIFOOT, Akonor is expected in Guinea on the 12th of September for an interview with officials of the Guinean FA

The full list includes 5 Africans and 12 Europeans.

Guinean Bangoura Kanfory is the only local on the list that also includes; Francois Zahui of the Ivory Coast,Kamel Djabour of Algeria and former DR Congo manager Florent Ibenge completing the African contingent.

Amongst the European coaches is journey man and Leicester City's miracle worker  Claudio Ranieri

Former Cotonsport of Garoua and Cameroon head coach Denis Lavagne is one of three Frenchmen on the list, his compatriots Brevard Daniel and former Togo coach Didier Six have equally been shortlisted.

Slovakian Chovance Joseph, Paulo Duarte of Portugal, Florin Motroc of Romania, Dutchman Henrikus Johannes, German Antoine Hey,Savoy Raoul from Spain,Belgian Georges Leekens and Serbian Kranjcar Zlatco complete the list of 17.

In the coming days FEGUIFOOT boss Mamadou Antoine Souare and his entourage will pick the next head coach of the Guinea Conakry national football team.

Paul Put was  sacked as coach of Guinea after the team's elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The country's football federation, Feguifoot, said in a statement that it was due to "poor results".

It also added that there had been an "atmosphere of mistrust created and maintained by the coach between the players and the technical staff."

Guinea were knocked out of the Nations Cup 3-0 by Algeria in the last 16.