Official | Valenciennes appoint Ahmed Kantari as head coach 

As confirmed by the club, Ligue 2 side Valenciennes FC have appointed former Moroccan international Ahmed Kantari as their next head coach. 

Kantari had been in the role as an interim appointment since early December after the club fired his predecessor Jorge Maciel and his coaching staff after recording only one victory in the league since the start of the campaign. 

The club find themselves in a dire situation and they remain eight points adrift of safety with half of their league fixtures played. 

Results have hardly improved since Maciel departed and Kantari is yet to find the team’s second win in the league. Two losses and a victory in the Coupe de France over a team three divisions below them have not been a great start for the new manager. 

It looks highly likely that VAFC will be relegated at the end of the season with four clubs being demoted into the Championnat National this year and results yet to improve for the struggling team. 

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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