Montpellier: Der Zakarian is back, his first words


Montpellier formalized this Wednesday the return to the bench of Michel Der Zakarian. Free since leaving Stade Brestois, the 59-year-old technician returns to Hérault with the sole objective of saving the club in Ligue 1.

Michel Der Zakarian, Brest Angers

MHSC management has made a resounding decision. To succeed Romain Pitau, installed on the bench since last October in place of Olivier Dall’Oglio, Montpellier entrusts the reins of the team to a certain Michel Der Zakarian. Free on the transfer market since the end of his collaboration with Stade Brestois, the 59-year-old technician accepted the idea of ​​returning to Hérault, after a first stint between 2017 and 2021.

“We are going to reboost everyone”

This Wednesday, in a press release, the Montpellier club formalized the return of the former manager of FC Nantes, for a contract period which has not been specified. But there is no doubt that the two parties have agreed on an agreement for a commitment until the end of the 2022-2023 season, given the vagueness surrounding the future of the club. Back on the Mosson side after 161 meetings led in four years, the Franco-Armenian delivered his first reaction, when he signed. “The mission is very clear, it is to keep the club in Ligue 1. We are going to work hard and we are going to boost everyone”warns Michel Der Zakarian, whose “debut” will take place next Sunday against Brest, at home, on the occasion of the 23rd day.

Fifteenth in the standings with 20 points, Wahbi Khazri’s partners are only two steps ahead of the red zone and the first relegation player, Strasbourg. In the league, Montpellier has won only one of its last six games, against Auxerre, for five defeats. Last Sunday, the Héraultais lost on the ground of Strasbourg (0-2), a direct competitor to the maintenance.

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