Jose Anigo quit as coach of Tunisian club Esperance after Saturday’s 0-1 home defeat by Al Ahly in the group phase of the African Confederation Cup. The 54-year-old Frenchman left his position after just seven games in charge, having lost five matches since taking over in June. His assistant Bernard Rodriguez, who joined with Anigo, is to take over, club officials said. The defeat to Ahly confirmed Esperance’s exit from the competition. Holders Al Ahly all-but guaranteed their semi-final spot after that victory over Esperance in Rades on Saturday. Former African champions Esperance exit the second-tier continental club championship after four defeats at the group stage. They have three points from five games, seven behind Group A leaders Ahly and six behind fellow Tunisians, Etoile du Sahel.