Roy relieved of the reins at Nice

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Eric Roy has been stood down as Nice coach, club president Jean-Pierre Rivère moving him to the position of general manager while former assistant coach René Marsiglia takes the helm of the struggling Côte d'Azur club.

After narrowly beating the drop last season Nice are once again struggling in the current campaign, sitting 17th on the table with just two wins to their name, and on Tuesday president Rivère took decisive action to turn things around by relieving Eric Roy of his duties as first-team coach.

History repeating

Former Marseille and Lyon player Roy will now act as general manager for Les Aiglons, a position similar to the one he occupied at the club before stepping in to replace coach Didier Ollé-Nicolle as the side endured troubled times not dissimilar to the situtation they currently find themselves in.

Rivère has named René Marsiglia, Nice's assistant coach under Roy, to take charge of the first team and "push them towards victory" until a more permanent solution is decided upon. Marsiglia faces his first test in leading Nice away from the relegation zone on Saturday night when tenth-placed Saint-Etienne come calling at the Stade du Ray. 


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