Montpellier HSC has decided to separate from Romain Pitau, 113 days after his arrival on the sidelines of the 15th in Ligue 1, replacing Olivier Dall’Oglio. His replacement would already be known.
Will Montpellier’s instability finally come to an end this season? Romain Pitau is heading for the exit, the Hérault club announced in a press release on Tuesday. In the latter, the French club indicates that Romain Piteau and his two assistants, Pascal Baills and Frédéric Mendy, were “informed today of their layoff as a precautionary measure”. The three men were unable to raise the bar after the departure of Olivier Dall’Oglio in October. The Frenchman had garnered 12 points and was in 11th place in the standings. In 12 games, Romain Pitau has only won twice (against Lorient and Auxerre) and lost 7 times. Dropping Montpellier to 15th position in the French championship standings.
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The adventure with the MHSC could therefore no longer last for Romain Pitau, fired by its president, Laurent Nicollin, who is to hold a press conference this Wednesday at 3 p.m. With the club’s new coach by his side?
The return to the bench of a former coach
According to information relayed by The Team this Tuesday evening, Montpellier would have reached an agreement with their next coach, a regular at home, namely Michel Der Zakarian. The Franco-Armenian coach, fired from Brest in October 2022, has been free of any contract since. I can not wait to “go back to fight” according to the sports daily, the former player of Montpellier (1988-1997) agreed with Laurent Nicollin, to return to the club, with his own staff.
Michel Der Zakarian will experience his second stint at MHSC as a coach, after a particularly successful first for the size of the club. Chance of the calendar, the former coach of FC Nantes and Stade de Reims will play his first meeting on the Montpellier bench this Sunday against his former club, Brest, 14th at kick-off, tied on points with the Hérault club. (20).