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
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.