Paul Le Guen in Le Havre, Pascal Dupraz in Caen, René Girard in Paris FC ten days ago and now Franck Passi in Niort… Coaches with a large CV no longer hesitate to relocate to Ligue 2.
This Monday evening, Franck Passi (53 years old) signed up with Niort, current 18th in L2, until the end of this season. Its mission will be to maintain. The ex-coach of OM or Lille had been without a club for a year and the end of his ephemeral adventure as assistant to Thierry Henry in Monaco. In Niort, he replaced Pascal Plancque who had been sacked after eliminating in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France against the Reunionese of JS Saint-Pierroise (R1). Passi arrives with his assistant Thomas Fernandez with whom he has already worked in Marseille.
This season, Franck Passi has been seen several times in the stands of the René-Gaillard-de-Niort stadium and has therefore already had an idea of the team. He had indeed come to see his son Bryan (22), central defender of Chamois Niortais trained in Montpellier, which he will therefore lead in his new workforce.