Guy Roux has won a battle against the French Professional Soccer League (LFP) who ruled he was too old at the age of 68 to coach Ligue 1 club Racing Lens.
Sevilla have reached an agreement with Racing Lens to sign Mali international Seydou Keita, the Primera Liga club said on Tuesday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned on Thursday a decision by the French Professional Soccer League (LFP) not to allow Guy Roux to be named Racing Lens coach because he is too old.
Tottenham have completed the signing of Lens midfielder Adel Taarabt.
French soccer's longest-serving coach, Guy Roux, will resume his managerial career at Ligue 1 side Racing Lens, two seasons after he retired from the game upon completing 45 years of service at Auxerre.
Third place in Ligue 1 and a Champions League qualifying round spot are at stake for RC Lens who must win at already relegated Troyes on Saturday.
Manchester United's controversial Champions League tie with Lille remained in the spotlight on Thursday, with FIFA president Sepp Blatter coming under fire for his criticism of the stadium used to hold last week's fractious first leg.
PARIS, Feb 11 (Reuters) - RC Lens's hopes of claiming a direct Champions League qualifying spot for next season were given a boost when they beat Sochaux 3-1 in a Ligue 1 game today.
Tottenham have agreed to sign French midfielder Adel Taarabt on loan from Lens.
Olympique Lyon have signed Racing Lens midfielder Alou Diarra on a four-year contract, a source close to the French champions said on Wednesday.