Following his appointment on Thursday, Rudi Garcia faces a baptism of fire as coach of Olympique de Marseille in Sunday evening's Classique against great rivals Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.
Marseille's new owner Frank McCourt spoke of the importance of reviving the club's rivalry with Paris Saint-Germain before he completed his takeover earlier this week, so it is apt that his first game will be Sunday's Classique.
Marseille have announced that Rudi Garcia has signed on as head coach, replacing Franck Passi at the helm just days after the club's sale to Frank McCourt and days out from the first Classique of the season.
OGC Nice and Paris Saint-Germain came out on top after a weekend of top-of-the-table action, the Aiglons trumping Lyon 2-0 and PSG besting Nancy 2-1 while Toulouse beat Monaco 3-1. OM claimed a precious home win over Metz.