Not content with wanting to fire Lucien Favre after only 8 Ligue 1 days, OGC Nice failed to convince Mauricio Pochettino to become the team’s coach. Ridiculous.
The project of theOGC Nice of Ineos, the company of British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, is turning into a disaster. The management of the club for a few months is somewhat distressing. Chosen to take over from Christophe Galtier on the bench of the Aiglons, Lucien Favre had gone to clash with his leaders at the end of the transfer window, while Julien Fournier, director of football, was replaced by Iain Moody, external consultant on recruitment.
The Swiss coach is about to be fired, after the bad start of his team in full reconstruction (2 wins in 8 days of Ligue 1 for a 13th place in the standings, two draws in the Europa League). The management of the Nice club had been hoping for the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino since the start of the week, except that the former PSG coach finally declined the invitation.
Pochettino dreams of Tottenham!
According Foot Mercato, the Argentinian technician claimed no less than a million euros in salary per month and, above all, he would now wait for a better opportunity. A crazy rumor agitates Juventus, since Massimiliano Allegri, in the hot seat since last season (and even more today), could be replaced by Antonio Conte, yet in post at Tottenham.
Pochettino thus finds himself waiting for the improbable departure of Conte to make his comeback on the bench of the North London club. But he also knows that he will have other offers in the coming months, with projects that could be much clearer than that of OGC Nice from the Ratcliffes. Iain Moody, therefore, put forward the name of Scott Parker, free since leaving Bournemouth. A former English midfielder who knows nothing about French football.