Ghanaian Charles Kwablan Akonnor has been shortlisted for the vacant position of Guinea national coach.

The former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak coach was among 87 applicants for the job and is one of 17 coaches listed for interview by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot).

Akonnor is scheduled to be interviewed in Conakry on Thursday, according to Feguifoot. 

The 45-year-old former Black Stars skipper is joined on the list by Claudio Ranieri. 

Ranieri, who won the English Premier League with Leicester in 2016, is the most high profile coach among those that have applied for the job.

Other notable names on the shortlist are former Belgium, Tunisia and Algeria coach Georges Leekens and the former DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge.

Former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach Paulo Duarte, ex-Togo coach Didier Six and Francois Zahoui who has coached both Ivory Coast and Niger will also be interviewed.

The new coach will succeed Paul Put who was sacked after Guinea exited the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in the round of 16 stage.

Akonnor parted ways with Kotoko in July after guiding the club to win NC Special Cup tier I.