Rivère and Brailsford are already anticipating post-Favre at OGC Nice

Weakened after a delicate start to the season, Lucien Favre is in the hot seat and could leave his post as coach of OGC Nice. Jean Pierre Rivère (president) and Dave Brailsford (sports director at Ineos) are already anticipating the future, with in particular an appointment this Tuesday with Mauricio Pochettino.

Lucien Favre is in the hot seat. According to our information, the principle of an end to collaboration was recorded after the reception of Angers (0-1), during a discussion of more than an hour between Jean Pierre Rivère, the president of Nice, and Dave Brailsford, sports director at Ineos. The Swiss coach is not out yet but his leaders are already anticipating what will happen next.

A shortlist of coaches has been established. Mauricio Pochettino is the priority of English decision-makers. The former PSG coach is due to meet the Gym bosses on Tuesday, as indicated by Foot Mercato and Nice-Matin.

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A worrying 13th place

The international truce comes at the right time for Lucien Favre and his team, which is far from the objectives displayed by the club. Le Gym indeed points to a worrying 13th place in the Ligue 1 standings (2 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses) and remains on two draws in the Europa League Conference against Cologne (1-1) and Partizan Belgrade (1-1 ).

To give new impetus to the Aiglons collective, the leaders therefore thought of Mauricio Pochettino, who has been free since leaving the capital. If everything remains to be done in this file, the money will not be an obstacle to the holding of the debates between the various parties concerned, warns Foot Mercato. Because, according to our colleagues, the Nice leaders would be able to meet the financial demands of the former Tottenham coach.

Faced with the urgency of the situation, Dante tried to play the firefighter on duty by inviting his teammates to do “a big self-criticism”. The OGCN captain even came to the rescue of Lucien Favre. “We have to put him aside. It’s too easy to target him. When you give your confidence to a coach, you give it to him. And when you give him the team 24 hours before the end of the transfer window, you are less credible if you ask yourself questions about his qualities”, said the Brazilian after the defeat against Angers (0-1) this weekend.

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