May 20 2018
Lucien Favre has stepped down as Nice head coach amid mounting hypothesis he’s set to be named Borussia Dortmund boss.
Favre led Nice to an excellent third-place end in Ligue 1 final season, though a 3-2 loss at Lyon on Saturday left them eighth this time round and out of doors the Europa League qualification locations.
The 60-year-old Swiss tactician advised a post-match information convention he had simply overseen his final sport on the helm, whereas a press release from the membership mentioned they’d accepted an method for Favre.
“It is the end of an irregular season, where fortunately we took our hopes of European qualification to the end,” the previous Borussia Monchengladbach coach mentioned.
“It was my last game in charge of Nice tonight. These were two fantastic years at Nice, at the human and sporting level.”
Favre refused to substantiate whether or not he was going to Dortmund to replace the outgoing Peter Stoger , regardless of Kicker reporting he has agreed a two-year contract.
“I am leaving Nice, but I cannot say more. Quite simply, I cannot say more,” he added.
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere wished Favre luck within the “new challenge that awaits him”.
“During his two seasons with us, Lucien has helped to keep Nice growing, with an exceptional track record last year,” he mentioned.
“We thank him for the standard of the work he has performed on the helm of the crew and for his fixed funding.
“He is a professional and a man of great quality. We wish him the success he deserves in the new challenge that awaits him.”
Favre’s successor at Nice is prone to inherit a squad in transition, with forwards Mario Balotelli and Alassane Plea each anticipated to depart the membership and additional bids anticipated for midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
supply : Goal.com