RMC Sport are reporting that OGC Nice are considering recently departed Racing Club de Strasbourg manager Julien Stéphan as Lucien Favre’s replacement.
Favre only returned to Les Aiglons for a second spell as manager in the summer, however, the club currently languish in 11th place in Ligue 1, and were knocked out by third-division side Le Puy in the Coupe de France on. That was the nail in the coffin for the Swiss manager, who became the ninth Ligue 1 coach to be sacked this season.
Just hours before his departure from the Allianz Riviera, Strasbourg manager Stéphan was also relieved of his managerial duties. After almost guiding the Alsace side to Europe last season, they are embroiled in a relegation battle this season, whilst they were knocked out of the Coupe de France by the only side below them in the table, SCO Angers.
Whilst Didier Digard, who was part of Favre’s backroom staff, will take charge of Nice “until further notice,” RMC Sport report that a list of managerial replacements is being drawn up. On that list is Stéphan, who is reportedly compatible to the aims of the Ineos ownership of the club.
However, Stéphan isn’t the only name on the list. Domenico Tedesco, Sabri Lamouchi and Régis Le Bris are also being considered for the role.
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