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Coupet joins Dijon as goalkeeping coach

Publish on 21/05/2020 at 11h26 - D. CROSSAN

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Olympique Lyonnais legend Grégory Coupet has left OL to join Dijon as their new goalkeeping coach.

Coupet had been filling that role at Lyon, where as a player he won seven Ligue 1 Conforama titles, and has signed a two-year deal at Dijon, where his former OL teammate Peguy Luyindula is sporting director. Coupet, out of contract at Lyon, succeeds Laurent Weber, the goalkeeping coach at Dijon since 2012.

Coupet said: "Coming to the end of my OL contract, DFCO offered me a new challenge. It's an honour to succeed Laurent Weber, who is a friend. We have the same principles so it won't shake things up too much for our goalkeepers. If I chose DFCO it's to participate in the evolution of the club that has beautiful projects for the future, like the new training centre.

"I also wanted to work with friends like Peguy Luyindula, David Linarès and Sébastien Degrange. Eric Carrière lives in the fabulous region that is Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. I sense we're going to do great things together."

Coupet will work with Senegalese international goalkeeper Alfred Gomis. Last week Luyindula told L'Equipe: "Alfred is the best goalkeeper in Ligue 1."