Monday, 24th May 2010

After confirming manager Laurent Blanc would be succeeding Raymond Domenech as France coach last week, Bordeaux are set to announce who will be at the helm next season. According to French paper L’Equipe, former player Jean Tigana will be president Jean-Louis Triaud’s choice to take charge.

The 54-year-old played eight years at Bordeaux as a midfielder, and went on to become manager for such clubs as Olympique Lyon, Fulham and most recently, Besiktas. Tigana is famous for being part of the national team’s “magic square” back in the eighties, an exquisite midfield foursome made up of French greats Michel Platini, Luis Fernandez and Alain Giresse.

As a manager Tigana helped Fulham achieve promotion into the Premier League in 2000, and was responsible for bringing Louis Saha to the club. He also won the Turkish Cup twice with Besiktas.





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