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Jean Tigana appointed Bordeaux coach

Jean Tigana
Tigana's last managerial role was with Besiktas from 2005 to 2007

Former Fulham boss Jean Tigana has been confirmed as the new coach of French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

Ex-Girondins and France midfielder Tigana replaces Laurent Blanc, who is to take over as France coach after this summer's World Cup in South Africa.

As well as a three-year spell at Craven Cottage, Tigana has also coached Lyon, Monaco and Turkish side Besiktas.

Bordeaux failed to defend their Ligue 1 title in 2009/10, finishing a disappointing sixth in the table.

The six-time French champions will be hoping Tigana can recapture the formula that saw him lead Monaco to the Ligue 1 crown in 1997.

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The 54-year-old will also be tasked with finding a replacement for top scorer Marouane Chamakh, who last week joined Arsenal.

Mali-born Tigana was an influential member of the French team that won the European Championships in 1984 and reached the semi-finals at both the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.

He won 52 caps during his career between 1980 and 1988 and played in five French league-winning teams during a playing career that began at Toulon and ended at Marseille via spells with Lyon and Bordeaux.

The Girondins chairman Jean-Louis Triaud will officially present the new club coach at a news conference on Tuesday.



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Tigana fails to fulfil dream
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