Ligue 1 team OGC Nice have parted ways with the Swiss manager Lucien Favre after a disappointing loss to third-tier team Le Puy in the Coupe de France. OGC Nice is currently in 11th place with 21 points from 17 games.
He took over the training session this morning but was informed in the afternoon about the board’s decision to terminate his contract.
Last season was a different story, where OGC Nice finished in fifth place and entered the Coupe de France final, where they were beaten by Nantes.
Favre joined the French club after Christopher Gailter’s move to PSG. For the second spell, he failed to replicate the performance of the first spell.
Former Middlesbrough and PSG midfielder Didier Digard will be promoted to the vacant role to lead OGC Nice out of these crises.
Digard will lead the team out of the dugout against Montpellier on January 11, 2023. A win is going to move them above the Ligue 1 midtable.
The board has supported him this season with Rose Barkley and Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Nicholas Pele and Aaron Ramsey also play for the club, but they are currently struggling to make an impact.
OGC’s owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is worth £15 billion and was linked to buying Manchester United and Chelsea last year. Ratcliffe is a Manchester United fan and would love to return the club to its glory days.
Lucien Favre achievements
He won the German Super Cup with Borussia Dortmund in the 2019–20 season. For two consecutive seasons, Favre won the Swiss title with FC Zurich.
Favre also went on to win two Swiss cups with two different football clubs. He also won three manager of the year awards.
Lucien Favre Age
The manager was born on November 2, 1957, and he is currently 55 years old. Favre was born in Switzerland.
Lucien Favre Coaching Style
The simplest way to describe Lucien Favre’s tactical approach in our opinion is well-organized, with a concentration on ball retention and shifts between a high and low tempo.
Because of his keen sense of game strategy, he has been known as “the brain” throughout his career.
This is evident in his tactical strategy because he isn’t accustomed to playing only one system.
Being a very flexible manager, he frequently modifies the team’s structure to suit the demands of the given period or game. The manager also love a 4-3-3 formation.