Former Les Blues coach, Raymond Domenech, will be in charge of the vacant manager position in Nantes. L’Equipe confirmed the news.
According to the French-language sports magazine, Raymond Domenech will commit to Nantes’ manager position until the end of this season. Domenech, who is 68 years old right now, will return with the managers’ world for the first time since 2010. The former manager of the France national team used to work as a coach for Lyon (1988-1993) and France national team (2004-2010).
The Loire-Atlantique club has not won a single game in the last seven matches of them under the short spell of Patrick Collot who took after the club after the dismissal of Christian Gourcuff. Collot had his last game with the side last week, and his position will be taken by Domenech from now on.
Former coach of Olympique Lyonnais has not coached a single team since the loss at World Cup 2010 with France national team. But he resumed his coaching service and would make sure to keep Nantes in the top flight of French soccer. However, the doubt for Domenech is quite high.
It is going to be a huge pressure for the new manager of Nantes who has not coached in Ligue One for more than 10.000 days. The last time he coached a team in Ligue was since 1993 when he worked for Olympique Lyonnais. And if you wonder about his record, here is your answer.
In his last 9 matches with Lyonnais, he conceded defeat in 7 displays. Such a bad record of Domenech.
Nonetheless, his experience with France national team and Lyonnais will remain to be a fruitful thing for Nantes, at least for their relegation battle. Since 2010, he became the president of coaches union in France (UNECATEF) and not coached a single team then.
His formal announcement about being a new coach of Nantes can arrive this Thursday.