France Football report that Erick Mombaerts could be set to become the new manager of Ligue 2 side AS Nancy Lorraine, once City Football Group complete their takeover of the French outfit, for a reported fee of €12m to €18m.
As previously reported, City Football Group, who already own Manchester City, New York City, Girona, Melbourne City, Yokohama F. Marinos and Montevideo City Torque, are on the verge of concluding the purchase of ASNL.
As a result, the Middle Eastern group are keen to install Erick Mombaerts as Nancy’s new boss from next season.
The ex-Toulouse and France U21s manager, is currently overseeing Melbourne City, another City Football Group team, who currently sit second in the A-League.
The sale is due to go through in April, coinciding with the end of the Australian 1st division.
Mombaerts would be charged with a long-term plan of stabilising ASNL and then taking them into the French 1st division.
If he joins ASNL, it would mark a return for him to French football six years after leaving Le Havre.