Olivier Frapolli (Laval) becomes the longest-serving Ligue 2 coach

Olivier Frapolli (Laval) becomes the longest-serving Ligue 2 coach
Olivier Frapolli (Laval) becomes the longest-serving Ligue 2 coach

It’s a small event, a revolution which was quite difficult to predict a few weeks ago: Olivier Pantscoach ofAjaccio since November 2024, almost 10 years, is no longer the ACA coach! While it is announced on the FC side Lorient to replace Régis Le Bris potentially leaving for Sunderland AFC, the technician leaves his team and at the same time the place of number one coach in terms of longevity on his sidelines in Ligue 2 ! He is replaced by his direct pursuer, Olivier Frapolli (Laval), which has now exceeded 5 years with Tango and which recently extended. Furthermore, only four coaches in our championship have been in place for two years, including two who should – unless there is a turnaround – not experience the start of their third season in their current teams…

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The ranking of coaches in position for the longest in Ligue 2

1 – Olivier Frapolli (Stade Lavallois): May 29, 2019
2 – Laurent Guyot (FC Annecy) : 19 mai 2021
3 – László Bölöni (FC Metz): June 16, 2022*
4 – Régis Le Bris (FC Lorient): June 27, 2022
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5 – Didier Santini (Rodez AF): November 28, 2022
6 – Stéphane Gilli (Paris FC): June 3, 2023
7 – Omar Daf (Amiens SC): June 13, 2023
8 – Nicolas Usaï (Pau FC): June 20, 2023
9 – Luis Castro (USL Dunkirk): September 27, 2023
10 – Albert Riera (FC Girondins de Bordeaux): October 12, 2023
11 – Nicolas Seube (SM Caen): November 30, 2023
12 – Sébastien Bichard (Clermont Foot 63): March 4, 2024**
13 – Oswald Tanchot (Grenoble Foot 38) : 28 mai 2024
14 – Sylvain Ripoll (FC Lorient) : May 29, 2024
15 – Grégory Poirier (Red Star FC): June 4, 2024
16 – Benoît Tavenot (SC Bastia): June 5, 2024
17 – N/A (FC Martigues)***
. – N/A (AC Ajaccio)***

* more than insistent rumors indicate a probable departure.
** officially arrived at the club in March 2024 as “assistant head coach”, truly number 1 coach since the end of the Ligue 1 season.
*** no coach named to date.

Photo Alex Martin/FEP/Icon Sport

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