OGC Nice separates from Lucien Favre!


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A disappointing eleventh place, an elimination against Puy-en-Velay in the round of 32 of the Coupe de France, contested methods, resigning players… All the ingredients were gathered on the Promenade des Anglais, one of the most famous avenues of the world, to see the departure of Lucien Favre. Back on the Aiglons bench in July 2022, the 65-year-old Swiss technician has just been sacked.

“Lucien Favre is no longer the coach of OGC Nice. His mission at the head of the first team has come to an end.soberly specifies the communicated from the Riviera club to formalize the news. Disappointing in the league with a very sad eleventh place, the Nice coach was also challenged in his choices and no longer necessarily had the support of his players. Symbol of this fracture, the situation of Andy Delort, very close to the start during this winter transfer window.

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Didier Digard will act as interim!

Author of a poor accounting record (8 wins, 9 draws, 9 losses) for his second experience on the Nice bench, the former coach of Borussia Dortmund or Gladbach was also questioned as to his methods. Indeed, if the collective performances of the Gym were also discussed, the content of the sessions proposed by Favre was not necessarily unanimous. Already disputed in September before being confirmed in November, Favre will not have finally passed the month of January 2023. Thanked, the Swiss therefore leaves the Côte d’Azur in the company of his deputy Christophe Moulin, who arrived with him last June .

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While waiting to find a successor for him, the Aiglons have decided to appoint Didier Digard, the former reserve coach, as interim manager. “Didier Digard (36) takes the reins, until further notice, after joining the staff this fall, previously leading the red and black reserve and already operating in the professional staff alongside Adrian Ursea and Frédéric Gioría in 2020-21. » If the latter will know his first on the bench, this Wednesday against Montpellier, at the Allianz Riviera, it remains to know the identity of the future coach of the Gym. One thing is certain, the mission promises to be difficult to raise a club with European ambitions.

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