Mali have decided against renewing the contract of Polish coach Henryk Kasperczak following the Eagles poor outing at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Mali Football Federation said that after a meeting with the 68-year-old Polish coach “it was agreed his contract will not be renewed”.
It ends a second spell for Kasperczak who was unable to steer Mali out of their group in Equatorial Guinea.
Mali were eliminated after the drawing of lots with Guinea as both were tied on points after the three group games.
The former player who represented Poland at the World Cup guided Mali to fourth place finish at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations Cup which they hosted.
Kasperczak has also coached Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia and participated in six Africa Nations Cup finals.
Alain Giresse, Stephen Keshi and Patrice Carteron are believed to be the frontrunners for the vacancy with an announcement expected by 25 March.