Lille’s Paulo Fonseca on Nice’s shortlist to replace Didier Digard

According to RMC Sport, Didier Digard won’t remain as OGC Nice manager beyond the end of the current season, and a shortlist of successors is already being drawn up. 

Digard replaced Lucien Favre in January after a Coupe de France defeat at the hands of Le Puy. The former Nice player became interim manager, but after securing 20 points our of 24 in his first eight games in charge, he was handed the job until the end of the season. However, Les Aiglons have suffered a downtick in form. They are now out of the UEFA Europa Conference League and languish in midtable in Ligue 1. 

Le Gym, therefore, envision moving on from Digard at the end of the season. As reported by L’ÉquipeFC Lorient’s Régis Le Bris is one name on the list, as is RC Lens’ Franck Haise. RMC Sport have now confirmed the presence of the two French managers on Nice’s shortlist, whilst also revealing the Riviera club’s interest in Lille OSC’s Paulo Fonseca, who according to Foot Mercatois of interest to West Ham. RMC Sport add that Palmeiras manager Abel Ferreira also features on the shortlist. 

Whilst the identity of the manager on te sidelines of the Allianz Riviera for the 2023/24 season remains uncertain, it looks increasingly certain that it won’t be Digard. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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