Fernandez gets Montpellier job

Jean Fernandez will take up the reins as manager of Montpellier next season, the Ligue 1 club have confirmed.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 12:41 Post Comment

Jean Fernandez: Will take Montpellier job in the summer

Jean Fernandez: Will take Montpellier job in the summer

Jean Fernandez will take up the reins as manager of Montpellier next season, the Ligue 1 club confirmed on Monday.

Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin made the announcement on the club's official website, with Fernandez signing a two-year deal which will see him take over from Rene Girard on July 1.

Fernandez has previously managed clubs in Tunisia and Saudi Arabia as well as in France, where he was named manager of the year in the 2009-10 season after guiding Auxerre into the Champions League.

A statement on the club's official website said: "President Louis Nicollin announced today that Jean Fernandez will be the next coach of MHSC.

"He succeeds Rene Girard, effective July 1

"Born in Mostaganem, and former player of Beziers, Marseille, Bordeaux and Cannes, Jean Fernandez began his coaching career in the club on the French Riviera (Cannes).

"It is there that has built a solid reputation as a trainer, including being the man who discovered a certain Zinedine Zidane.

"Thereafter, this passionate technician, worker and perfectionist who lives 200% for football, exercised his talents in France (Cannes, Nice, Sochaux, Metz, Marseille, Auxerre and Nancy), but also abroad in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

"A free agent since leaving Nancy in January, Jean Fernandez will start on an initial two-year contract and will become the 15th coach in the history of Montpellier."

Nicollin also told L'Equipe that the 58-year-old Fernandez has been a target of his for some time.

He said: "I have wanted to work with this man with whom I share values for a long time but the circumstances never allowed us to do so."

Girard will leave Montpellier after joining the club in 2009 and leading them to a surprise Ligue 1 title last season, the first in the club's history.

Montpellier are currently eighth in the overall league standings after struggling to recreate last season's form.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Premier League: Yaya Toure happy to stay at Manchester City

Yaya Toure has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City, insisting he wants to stay for "as long as possible".

Champions League: Henning Berg hopeful of Legia Warsaw's chances against Celtic

Legia Warsaw boss Henning Berg hopes his side can get a positive result against Celtic in their Champions League tie.

Premier League: Ross Barkley signs new four-year contract at Everton

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property