Official | Toulouse appoint Alain Casanova as their new manager

Toulouse FC have today confirmed the appointment of Alain Casanova as manager, three years after leaving the post at the Stadium Municipal previously.

Casanova returns to familiar surroundings following his six-and-a-half year period in charge of the club between 2008 and 2015, as well as a three-year stint as the club goalkeeper from 1992 to 1995.

During his previous spell at the club, Casanova oversaw the emergence of many notable players to the first team: including Andre-Pierre Gignac, Moussa Sissoko and Wissam Ben Yedder.

The Clermont-Ferrand-born Casanova previously managed Ligue 2 side Lens, where he previously mustered a 46.94% win ratio during the 2016/17 season.

The 56-year-old replaces Mickaël Debève at the helm and will be accompanied by a coaching staff including Jonathan Silva De Oliveira, Denis Valour and Issou Dao.

Toulouse will hope the return of Casanova will bring consolidation and increased stability next season, following their 18th-place finish last campaign where they needed a two legged relegation/promotion play off against Ajaccio to ensure survival.



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