FC Nantes general manager Franck Kita announced on Monday that Patrick Collot, former assistant to Vahid Halilhodzic, will take over as the club's interim coach until a new coach is appointed.
Patrick Collot, Vahid Halilhodzic's assistant before the Bosnian's abrupt departure on 3 August, will take over as interim coach of FC Nantes, Franck Kita announced on Monday during the presentation of Nantes' new recruits.
"The most important thing today is that the team is under the responsibility of Patrick Collot and his staff," said Kita, the son of the club's millionaire businessman owner Waldemar. "And I know that they will help the club through this interim period with all the professionalism we have come to expect from them."
'The page has been turned'
"This [Halilhodzic's departure] hasn't disturbed the players all that much. We had a discussion with them on Friday and today," added Kita, who also explained that he will be looking to keep Collot and his staff on to work with the incoming coach. "The page has been turned and we are moving forward."
Nantes kick off their Ligue 1 Conforama campaign away to LOSC at 15:00 CET on Sunday, 11 August.