In Switzerland for several days and awaiting a positive sign from his management, Lucien Favre has finally received the assurance of ending the season on the Nice bench.
As announced by the team, the Swiss technician will still be the coach of OGC Nice when training resumes next week. Its leaders, Florent Ghisolfi and Fabrice Bocquet in the lead, eager to put everything back on track and analyze the situation very precisely, took the time to reflect, tested the waters with free coaches (Domenico Tedesco, Marcelo Gallardo or Sabri Lamouchi) but finally made the decision to continue the adventure until the end of the season, at least, with their coach, who was able to raise the bar just before the break.
Undefeated for seven games in all competitions, the Gym finished strong in Lyon and also managed to emerge first from their group in the Europa League Conference, which will give them the opportunity to play in the round of 16 of the European Cup. next March.
With this in mind, the Nice decision-makers could adjust the workforce during the next transfer window and afford some reinforcements in order to appear well on the European scene. Favre is waiting for that after a summer transfer window that he never digested. OGC Nice’s quality performance against OL tipped the balance in favor of the former Borussia Dortmund coach, who left Groupama Stadium in a state of advanced nerves.
Soon, Favre’s staff will be reinforced by the arrival of Laurent Bessière, who will leave Lens to become the performance manager at the Gym. He will be accompanied by another “Lensois”, his assistant Ghislain Dubois in charge of physical preparation. Before the formalization of their arrivals on the Côte d’Azur, Grégory Dupont, the former assistant of Didier Deschamps during the victorious World Cup in Russia, will ensure the transition.