Sebastien Migne is no longer the Harambee Stars coach after he parted ways with the team on Monday.
The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) confirmed in a statement seen by Goal that the French coach and the federation agreed to part ways.
“Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne have agreed to terminate the coach’s contract on mutual consent,” said the statement signed by FKF acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barry Otieno.
The 46-year-old was appointed the Harambee Stars coach in May, 2018, replacing Belgian Paul Put - who had stepped down for personal reasons after just three months in the job.
Migne arrived from Congo Brazzaville, where he was in charge of the Red Devils before resigning.
He will be remembered to have beaten Ghana’s Black Stars and Ethiopia at home en route to securing the country’s ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.
He, however, failed to help Kenya reach the knockout phase after the Harambee Stars lost to Algeria and Senegal but managed to beat rivals Tanzania 3-2.
His stay with the team was thrown into doubt after he failed to beat Tanzania in the two-legged African Nations Championship qualifiers, where Kenya lost 4-1 on penalties to exit the competition.
Below is how Kenyans reacted on Twitter following Migne's exit.
End of the road....— Tony Anelka (@tonyanelka) August 12, 2019
Football Kenya Federation terminates Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne's contract. pic.twitter.com/WGCp2kMR0s
OFFICIAL: Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne and the Football Kenya Federation has parted ways.— Alfred Jones ⚽️🇰🇪 (@alfredjones254) August 12, 2019
Adios Migne we will not miss you pic.twitter.com/qONFrpqHI9
Sébastien Migne OUT.— Ben Wafula 🇰🇪 (@benjaminwafula) August 12, 2019
Adel Amrouche RETURNS.
Harambee Stars now in SAFE HANDS. pic.twitter.com/Oh7pMS9ubF
Former Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne after Tanzania game: let them fire me if they can pay my contract— Sopharizo™ 🇰🇪 (@CleophasIsaac) August 12, 2019
FKF bosses: Say what? pic.twitter.com/6cY8md8Fl2
To be fair, we have to thank Sebastien Miģne for helping @harambee__stars qualify for Afcon after 15 years in the wilderness. Now let's find a coach who can make our national team better. Someone who can teach proper football, not those mathogothanios we often do. Thanks! pic.twitter.com/ShmxOYV2tU— Collins Ogutu (@CKogutu) August 12, 2019
Let's not forget to Thank Coach Sebastien Migne for Coaching Harambee Stars to AFCON ending their 14 Years of disappointment in his one Year Tenure.— Hezbon Mureithi® (@HezMureithi) August 12, 2019
Goodbye Chief! pic.twitter.com/I4USSeN7NB
FKF has parted ways with Harambee Star head coach Sebastian Migne. pic.twitter.com/dgn0HYgiiT— KEVIN MORANG'A (@MorangKevin) August 12, 2019
Good riddance to coach Sebastien Migne. The most arrogant human being ever to handle the Kenyan national team Harambee Stars. All the best in your next destination. We won’t miss you. pic.twitter.com/6rqmH9TLGM— Cellestine Rebecca (@cellie_beckie) August 12, 2019