Ligue 1

Rudi Garcia to sign 2-year contract & become Lyon’s new manager

Olympique et Lyonnais and L’Équipe report that Lyon have decided to appoint ex-Marseille manager Rudi Garcia as their new boss on a 2-year contract running until 2021. RMC reported last night that the former AS Roma and Lille coach had become first … Read more »

Nantes set to extend Christian Gourcuff’s contract & give him more power

Ouest-France and 20 Minutes report that Ligue 1 side FC Nantes intend to imminently extend the contract of manager Christian Gourcuff who joined only in August but has Les Canaris sitting in 2nd position. The 64-year-old, who has presided over FCN … Read more »

Toulouse in talks to appoint Antoine Kombouaré

La Dépêche du Midi report that Ligue 1 side Toulouse are in ongoing discussions with Antoine Kombouaré about becoming the club’s new manager. The ex-Guingamp and RC Lens coach is Toulouse President Olivier Sadran’s number one priority after Alain Casanova … Read more »

Kalidou Koulibaly: “When we won matches: ‘Ah, but they have a lot of strong blacks!'”

Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe Magazine, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly compared treatment of him on the matter of racism in France and Belgian compared to in Italy. “At FC Metz, my first club, there was a big Senegalese community and … Read more »

Kalidou Koulibaly on his origins: “I grew up with 2 cultures, bathed in diversity from the day I was born.”

Speaking in an exceptional exclusive interview with L’Équipe Magazine, Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly explains his origins. Your origins have been disrespected in several Italian stadiums. What are they exactly? My dad left Senegal for France in the 1970s to look for … Read more »

BeIN Sports pundit Brahim Thiam being investigated for illegally acting as an agent for Yunis Abdelhamid

L’Équipe report that a preliminary investigation has been opened against BeIN Sports pundit and journalist Brahim Thiam for allegedly acting illegally and posing as an agent during this summer’s transfer window. The agent of 32-year-old central defender Yunis Abdelhamid, Alain Gauci, … Read more »