Didier Digard, former assistant to Lucien Favre on the front line in Nice

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Didier Digard, former assistant to Lucien Favre on the front line in Nice

Integrated into the staff of the pros during the truce, in order to fill in particular the gap between the players and Lucien Favre, Didier Digard is a natural recourse to take over the team. after the dismissal of the Swiss coach on Monday. At 36, the former club midfielder (2010-2015) knows the house very well because he also led the reserve from the summer of 2021 to last November, and he was Adrian Ursea’s assistant after the dismissal by Patrick Vieira, during the second part of the 2020-2021 season.

This period allowed him to forge close ties with Khephren Thuram and Jean-Clair Todibo and he also maintains an excellent relationship with Dante, the captain who has never hesitated to defend Favre publicly. Very popular in the locker room, Digard will be responsible for straightening the group with his strong personality, far removed from that of the Swiss, who struggled to reframe his players.

He does not yet have the BEPF, unlike Julien Sablé

He is destined for a coaching career and wants to take advantage of this chance but he does not yet have the BEPF, unlike Julien Sablé who will accompany him. Arrived in November to succeed him at the head of the reservethe former Stéphanois (42 years old) has already been appointed assistant to the man who was his teammate at the Gym (2010-2012).

They will rub shoulders with another historic club assistant, Frédéric Gioria, who retains his place, like Nicolas Dehon, the goalkeeper coach. Present Monday morning on the lawn for the last session of Favre, they will find the workforce Tuesday afternoon for the implementation before the match against Montpellier, Wednesday (9 p.m.).

And after ? Le Gym indicates that Digard “takes the reins of the first team until further notice”, which does not prevent it from lasting a little. The leaders of Nice have already found this season that it was difficult to recruit a replacement for Favre, and it was the poor results of last week that precipitated his ousting. They must now find the coach who will finally embody the Ineos project over several seasons, and this is the first major project. of sports director Florent Ghisolfi.

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