Le Havre makes the arrival of Didier Digard official!

Le Havre makes the arrival of Didier Digard official!
Le Havre makes the arrival of Didier Digard official!

Le Havre certainly did not expect such an eventful start to the summer break. Kept in Ligue 1 on the edge, the oldest club finally had to react after the unexpected departure of Luka Elsner at Stade de Reims. Great architect of the last two very convincing seasons of Ciel et Marine (a rise and a maintenance), the 41-year-old Slovenian technician, nominated for the UNFP trophies for the title of best coach of the 2023-2024 season, has finally decided to move towards new horizons by joining the Champagne team. Orphaned by its coach, the HAC therefore had to react and it is now done.

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While the Normandy leaders had, as we revealed to you, quickly drawn up a short list which included Didier Digard, Stéphane Dumont, Zoumana Camara and a foreign coach, the final choice finally fell on the first city. By publishing a video on its social networks, the Norman club formalized the arrival of the former director of the elite group at the OGC Nice training center.

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Freshly graduated from the BEPF, the former midfielder of HAC, PSG and OGC Nice will therefore have his first (real) experience in the shoes of a number one. As a reminder, the native of Gisors had already officiated as interim coach during his time with the Aiglons. An experience which had also proven positive, with a record of 12 wins, 8 draws and 5 defeats in 25 matches. Very close to the youngsters and the training, his profile finally convinced the Norman management.

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At the Stade Océane, Didier Digard will notably be reunited with Mathieu Bodmer, who is now the sporting director but who played with the latter at OGC Nice. A rather logical choice given the existing connections between the 37-year-old coach and the Le Havre region. To surround him and as we recently announced, the new architect of the Hacmens will rely on an unchanged staff with Serge Costa (former assistant to Luka Elsner), Thomas Ehrhard (assistant coach), Nicolas Douchez (goalkeeping coach), Thomas Joubert (physical trainer), Julien Momont (chief analyst) and Clément Gonin (video analyst). Marcel Kalonji, current HAC U17 coach, will become Didier Digard’s assistant number 3.

Pub. the 01/07/2024 11:02
Update 01/07/2024 11:25

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