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Dijon FCO: Kombouaré named as new coach

Publish on 10/01/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS


Antoine Kombouaré has been signed as head coach at Dijon FCO until the end of the season.

On Thursday morning, Dijon FCO announced Antoine Kombouaré, 55, as the Ligue 1 Conforama club's new head coach until the end of the season, with an option for a supplementary season should the club beat the drop. Currently in 18th place on the Ligue 1 Conforama table, the club noted that "after studying numerous candidates, DFCO president Olivier Delcourt decided to put his faith in Antoine Kombouaré to help the club achieve its objectives". Kombouaré will kick off his duties on Friday morning.


A former central defender with FC Nantes, SC Toulon and Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 Conforama, Antoine Kombouaré is now set to start his seventh job as head coach after holding the reins at RC Strasbourg Alsace, VAFC, Paris Saint-Germain, Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia), RC Lens and EA Guingamp, where he began the 2018-19 campaign before being relieved of his duties 12 weeks into the season, on 6 November, with the club in 20th place. Kombouaré's personal trophy cabinet includes one Coupe de France, with PSG in 2010, and a Domino's Ligue 2 title with Valenciennes in 2006.

The successor to Olivier Dall’oglio, who was sacked after six and half seasons with the club, will have his first match in charge at home to Montpellier HSC on Sunday.