Ex-Guingamp boss Jocelyn Gourvennec has made a return to Ligue 1 Uber Eats coaching with his appointment at the helm of LOSC on Monday.
After two seasons away from the pitch, the former midfielder is set to take on the most prestigious job of his career, succeeding Christophe Galtier at the helm of the reigning Ligue 1 Uber Eats champions. The duration of his contract has not been announced.
With Guingamp, his first major job after starting out with amateur club La Roche-sur-Yon, he quickly found success: promotion to Ligue 2 BKT in his first season in 2010-11, seventh place the following year and another promotion, along with a title of best coach at the UNFP trophies.
Sixteenth in Ligue 1 Uber Eats for his first steps in the elite in 2013-14, he created a surprise by winning the Coupe de France and progressing from the Europa League group stage the following season.
Since then, the 49-year-old coach's career has been less successful. He left for Bordeaux in the summer of 2016 and was sacked a year and a half later. His return to Guingamp, in November 2018, did not allow him to avoid the descent into Ligue 2 BKT and led to his calling time on the collaboration once the championship was over.
Les Dogues were back on the pitch on Monday before leaving on a pre-season training camp in the Netherlands, where Gourvennec joined them on Monday evening.
"Jocelyn Gourvennec is a coach known for his hard work, his ambition and his obsession with performance," the club wrote in a statement ahead of Gourvennec's presentation at the club's Luchin training centre on Wednesday. "All of these are essential values he and LOSC have in common."