With the return of Favre and the departure of Galtier, OGC Nice opens a new chapter
The Riviera club formalized this Monday the arrival of Lucien Favre on his bench, in place of Christophe Galtier, who should soon be appointed coach of Paris Saint-Germain. The beginning of a new era.
Four years after a first notable stint on the Côte d’Azur (2016-2018), Lucien Favre made his comeback at OGC Nice. The Swiss technician, who has meanwhile passed through Borussia Dortmund, in the Bundesliga, was delighted to find a club he greatly appreciates and which is now under the INEOS flag.
“What they want to build and continue to build is something very importanthe designated during his presentation conference. In two years, Nice must make sure to make further progress and do great things. The team must regularly finish in the top three of the standings. »
An ambitious speech, which is part of the project carried by the British billionaire and Monegasque resident Jim Ratcliffe. The owner of OGC Nice, who offered to buy Chelsea a few weeks ago, took the opportunity to send a letter to his supporters.
“We are closing the first chapter of INEOS ownership at the end of these three years and we are entering a new phasehe wrote. We think now is the time to raise our ambitions and we want a club that is known for its style of play.” while being “Always competitive in France and at European level. »
A speech there again full of ambitions, which suggests an aggressive transfer window on the part of OGC Nice, without madness for all that. “We are not talking about big names, but about recruiting in the best possible way and giving the coach the means to work wellsaid club president Jean-Pierre Rivère.
OGC Nice now has income, but not enough compared to direct competitors like Marseille or Lyon. On this constraint of financial fair play, but we will try to do the maximum while remaining within the limits. »
To become a stronghold of French football in the years to come by progressing at all levels and without going overboard, this is the objective of OGC Nice and its shareholders in the near future.