Football Nice – Nice wants to betray Favre with a former OM coach

In great difficulty, OGC Nice continues to support its coach Lucien Favre. The Swiss was reassured during a meeting with his superiors. But in reality, the Gym is still looking for his successor and is thinking of the Portuguese André Villas-Boas.

Only 13th in Ligue 1 after eight days, OGC Nice has already diminished its chances of finishing on the podium at the end of the season. The Riviera club, 11 points behind third place occupied by Lorient, has become aware of the urgency of its situation. Which probably explains the idea of ​​such a quick change of coach. The regional daily Nice-Matin announced Lucien Favre in the hot seat last Monday. And very quickly, the name of Mauricio Pochettino circulated.

Rumors, however, denied by President Jean-Pierre Rivère. ” We are not going to change coach after eight days, it is neither a sporting nor a humane solution.replied the manager to L’Equipe. Dave (Brailsford, director of Ineos Sports) saw him for a long time yesterday (Thursday), Lucien left the meeting very happy, he was happy that we supported him. The rumors were unfounded, Lucien told you: “I know football and I remain confident for the future.” »

Villas-Boas in plan B

As for the contacts announced with the Argentinian, ” no one from the club has met or called Pochettino or his representativescertified Jean-Pierre Rivière. It’s disrespectful and weaken our coach in place. We will all work together with Lucien to recover as best we can from the bad start to the season. No ultimatum was given to him. “According to Media Foot, Mauricio Pochettino seems to be waiting for a more ambitious club than Nice. Their disagreement would therefore have prompted the Gym to give Lucien Favre one last chance.

But still according to the same source, the Nice management is studying an alternative named André Villas-Boas. The Portuguese has remained free of any contract since leaving Olympique de Marseille in March 2021. His situation, his knowledge of Ligue 1 and his European experience make him a good candidate for the OGCN. It remains to be seen whether “AVB” would be interested, he who would say that OM might be his last club.

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