Threatened before the World Cup break, Lucien Favre will finally keep his job. The OGC Nice coach has convinced his leaders thanks to the good performances of recent weeks, starting with the draw in Lyon (1-1).
Lucien Favre’s reaction to Prime Video said a lot about his situation. Asked about his future after the draw in Lyon, the OGC Nice coach was annoyed. The Swiss did not even answer journalist Thibault Le Rol’s last question and preferred to interrupt the interview. It was clearly not the behavior of a serene coach. On the contrary, Lucien Favre felt threatened for several reasons. The daily L’Equipe mainly focused on its disagreements with the management.
Favre at odds with his leaders
On the one hand, the technician is delighted with the results obtained with a workforce that he considers insufficient given the objectives set. And on the other, the owner INEOS expects a faster evolution. This is why the Riviera club, after the refusal of Mauricio Pochettino in September, studied other avenues to replace Lucien Favre. The names of Domenico Tedesco, Sabri Lamouchi and Marcelo Gallardo appeared. But after reflection, Nice finally decided to keep their coach at least until the end of the season.
– Nice-Matin (@Nice_Matin) November 20, 2022
The regional media Nice-Matin confirms the information from the sports daily and adds that the current series of seven games without defeat has weighed in the balance. The leaders were especially convinced by the promising performance on the field of Olympique Lyonnais, who could only snatch a draw thanks to an unfairly awarded penalty. Left to recharge his batteries in Switzerland, Lucien Favre was therefore reassured by his superiors who plan to bring him recruits in January. These reinforcements will perhaps allow him to continue the rise in Ligue 1, and to negotiate well the eighth final of the Europa League Conference.