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Girard appointed Lille boss

June 14, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Rene Girard has been appointed as the new coach of Lille, succeeding Rudi Garcia in the dugout at the Grande Stade Lille Metropole.

Garcia, 49, quit the Ligue 1 outfit to take over at Roma this week, and 59-year-old Girard had been many pundits' favourite to take over at the northern club.

"Lille has had just two coaches since I took on my post in 2002," Michel Seydoux said in a press release confirming the appointment. "It's Rene Girard we've chosen today to assure the future ...

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