Former Lyon coach replaces Pedro Martínez Llosa who left for Scotland
She is one of the historical coaches of French women’s football based on its revival fifteen years ago, when Louis Nicolin first decided to provide resources to her women’s team in Montpellier. Patrice Lair is the new coach of the Girondins de Bordeaux, the club announced on Thursday. He takes over from Spaniard Pedro Martínez Llosa, who left this summer to take charge of the Scottish women’s team.
After Montpellier, Patrice Lair (age 60) took over the management of Olympique Lyonnais, extending an undivided dominance over French and even European women’s football (ten titles in total, only 3 losses in 132 matches). . He then took charge of Paris Saint-Germain (2016). He then returned to Ligue 2 in Guingamp (2019) as coach of Niort (2018) in men’s football, after a few months each time the two experiences were interrupted, his strong character and his ways of finding less resonance in the boys.
Breton had an honest career as a midfielder, notably in Périgueux (1987–1991) and Trelisac (1996–98), before embarking on a coaching career with Bordeaux at Angoulme.
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