Ligue 1 - Roy replaced as Nice coach, becomes GM

Tue, 15 Nov 10:12:00 2011

Eric Roy has been replaced as Nice coach by his assistant Rene Marsiglia but will stay on at the Ligue 1 club as general manager, local media reported on Tuesday.

Nice's football team coach, Eric Roy, looks at his players during their French L1 football match Nice versus Sochaux, on October 30, 2011 - 0

"Eric has not failed. We need a sporting manager, someone who knows the club well," club president Jean-Pierre Riviere told newspaper Nice Matin.

Nice have got off to a disappointing start to the Ligue 1 season and lie 17th with 11 points from 13 games.

"Rene Marsiglia knows the game and the players. He is up to this challenge," Riviere said.

Reuters

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