Lyon have announced Rudi Garcia as their new head coach, preferring him to Laurent Blanc and Arsene Wenger, while Jose Mourinho turned down a meeting with the club, sources have told ESPN.
Garcia, 55, became the front runner after impressing in his presentation and agreeing to take over the existing staff.
Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger was also interested in replacing former boss Sylvinho, who was sacked last week after just two months in charge, but was never invited to meet the Lyon hierarchy formed...
Toulouse and coach Alain Casanova have parted company by mutual consent after a poor start to the season left them third from bottom in Ligue 1.
"Toulouse Football Club and Alain Casanova have decided on Thursday morning, by mutual consent, to end his contract as coach of the professional squad," the club said in a statement.
Toulouse added that Denis Zanko, the technical director of the club's youth academy, would be in charge on a caretaker basis.
Toulouse, who have nine points from nine games,...
Jose Mourinho has turned down the opportunity to speak to Lyon over the vacant manager role, as he is looking for a project at a top club.
The Portuguese manager has been out of work since he was dismissed by Manchester United in December 2018 and was heavily linked with the Real Madrid job, before Zinedine Zidane returned towards the end of last season.
Lyon sacked Sylvinho on Monday one day after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat...