OGC Nice sack Lucien Favre after poor form

OGC Nice confirmed in a club statement this evening that they have parted ways with head coach Lucien Favre. It was Favre’s second spell at the French club, having joined initially in 2016 following managerial spells in Germany. After two seasons with les Aiglons, Favre returned to Germany and enjoyed a two-year spell at the helm of Borussia Dortmund.

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The Swiss head coach returned to the French Riviera last summer, but was unable to replicate the form that saw Nice finish third in his first season in charge. Instead, the club sit in 11th – which the board feel is unacceptable given the squad Favre had at his disposal. Assistant Manager Christophe Moulin also departs the club – Didier Digard will now be at the reigns, supported by Julien Sable, until Favre’s long-term replacement is found. Digard had rejoined the club in autumn, and had been in charge of the reserve team.

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