Football: ten years after Knysna, Raymond Domenech finds a bench in Ligue 1

FC Nantes officially announced on Saturday December 26 the appointment for six months of former Blues coach Raymond Domenech as coach. ” I am very happy and very proud to join today a mythical French club like FC Nantes. I can not wait to get to work with the staff and do everything possible so that the club finds a place worthy of its rank », Confided the new technical boss of FCN, 68, on the club’s website.

The technician, who is committed until the end of the 2020-2021 season with the club on the banks of the Erdre, thanks “ Especially “President Waldemar Kita for” this magnificent opportunity to find the grounds and start with this magnificent derby against Rennes on January 6 “. ” Go Nantes! Adds the former international full-back.

Absent from the Ligue 1 benches for… 27 years

Raymond Domenech succeeds Christian Gourcuff, sacked at the beginning of December, and thus becomes the 15e Nantes coach – not counting the interim ones – since the arrival of President Waldemar Kita in 2007. Nantes currently only occupy the 16e Ligue 1 place.

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Having become a media consultant, Raymond Domenech has not been in charge of a team since the strike of French players in Knysna (South Africa) during the 2010 World Cup, and has not been a club coach since Lyon (1988-1993).

FC Nantes is happy to be able to count on the experience of Raymond Domenech for the rest of the 2020-2021 season », Welcomed Waldemar Kita, quoted in the press release. “ It is a carefully considered choice. I am convinced of the qualities that the former coach of the France team, used to high level, can bring to our club “, he added.


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