Tigana handed Bordeaux job

Jean Tigana has been confirmed as the new coach of Bordeaux,

replacing Laurent Blanc who is to take over as France coach after

the World Cup.

The club announced the appointment on Tuesday morning, with

Tigana set to be introduced at a press conference this

afternoon.

Tigana has enjoyed success coaching with Lyon and Monaco in

Ligue 1, while also having stints at Fulham and Besiktas.

Bordeaux will be hoping Tigana can reproduce the formula that

saw him take Monaco to the Ligue 1 crown in 1997.

But he needs to revitalise a Bordeaux squad that appeared to be

cruising towards a second successive title before suffering an

alarming collapse that saw them drop down to sixth in the table,

and miss out on European football.

Tigana must also find a way to replace top scorer Marouane

Chamakh, who last week signed for Arsenal.