Didier Digard, his assistant coach who has been with the club since 2016, is anticipated to take over for the Swiss manager who is 65 years old and who returned to Nice at the beginning of the season following a first stint in Nice between 2016 and 2018. Coach Favre was sacked by Ligue 1 side Nice. Nice is now in 11th place in Ligue 1, and they are already 12 points behind the teams that are vying for a spot in Europe before the season has even reached the midway point.
Coach Favre was sacked by Ligue 1 side Nice
They were eliminated from the French Cup in the first round on Saturday after suffering a loss by the score of 1-0 to a team from the third division, Le Puy. In spite of significant investments made in the Cote d’Azur side by Ineos, the group chaired by British petrochemicals tycoon Jim Ratcliffe who bought the club in 2019, the team’s performance has been quite dismal.
Before taking over as head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, Nice head coach Christophe Galtier led his team to a fifth-place finish in Ligue 1 and an elimination from the French Cup final at the hands of Nantes. Digard, a former captain for Nice who was already a member of the coaching staff, is getting ready to make his first game in control of the team on Wednesday when they take on Montpellier in the league.