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Lyon Names Garde As New Coach

Lyon, France, Jun 22:  Former Lyon and Arsenal player Remi Garde was appointed as Lyon's new coach to succeed Claude Puel on Wednesday.Garde, who was heading Lyon's youth academy, signed a one-year contract with the

PTI [ Updated: June 22, 2011 20:19 IST ]
lyon names garde as new coach
lyon names garde as new coach

Lyon, France, Jun 22:  Former Lyon and Arsenal player Remi Garde was appointed as Lyon's new coach to succeed Claude Puel on Wednesday.


Garde, who was heading Lyon's youth academy, signed a one-year contract with the seven-time champions.

“I'm very happy and very proud to accept the challenge the club has proposed to me,” Garde said. “I know it won't be easy, but I have every confidence in my staff and the players. I've been a part of the OL family for a long time now. It's time to start work.”

Lyon fired Puel earlier this week, ending the coach's disappointing three-year tenure at the club.

Lyon reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 2010 but hasn't won a trophy since Puel took over from Alain Perrin, who led Lyon to the league and French Cup double in 2007-08.

The 45-year-old Garde started his career with Lyon where he played nine years before joining Strasbourg then Arsenal. He returned to the club in 2003 as a staff member.

“We are here to win titles,” Garde said. “I'm in a big club and our goal is to find again the values and the state of mind that maybe slipped away from us.” AP

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