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Pierre Aristouy to stay on as manager of Nantes

Having rescued the club from relegation on the final day of the Ligue 1 campaign, Pierre Aristouy’s four-game shift as interim manager of Nantes will have made him a strong candidate to be Antoine Kombouaré’s long-term successor.

According to both Ouest France and L’ÉquipeLes Canaris have decided to keep the former striker in charge of the first team going into next season. Before replacing Kombouaré, Aristouy had been manager of the team’s U19 team for two years, and was at the helm of the reserves for the four seasons before that.

Although the club will pay a €25,000 fine per match as he does not have the required diploma – seemingly a common theme in French football this past season – hiring Aristouy on a permanent basis is still a financially beneficial option.

Former defender and women’s team coach Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, who was named assistant manager during the past month, will not stay on. Instead, L’Équipe indicate that Nantes will look to bring in an experienced assistant to support Aristouy. 

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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