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Academy coach Gabriel assumes Nancy helm

Published: Saturday 12 January 2013, 17.00CET
Patrick Gabriel has stepped up from his role as head of AS Nancy-Lorraine's academy to assume the post of coach following the departure of Jean Fernandez by mutual consent.
Academy coach Gabriel assumes Nancy helm
Patrick Gabriel is unveiled as Nancy's new coach ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 12 January 2013, 17.00CET

Academy coach Gabriel assumes Nancy helm

Patrick Gabriel has stepped up from his role as head of AS Nancy-Lorraine's academy to assume the post of coach following the departure of Jean Fernandez by mutual consent.

Previously head of the academy, Patrick Gabriel has stepped up to replace Jean Fernandez as the new coach of AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Fernandez left his post by mutual consent on Friday, bringing an end to his 18-month spell in charge. He left Nancy bottom of Ligue 1 with just 11 points from 19 games this season. The Chardons finished 11th last term but have won just once in 2012/13 and are eight points shy of safety.

Gabriel steps up from his previous role to take to the helm of a senior side for the first time. "It's a bit of sudden but we must cope with the situation," he said. "I've been a servant of this club for a long time."

Last updated: 12/01/13 22.25CET

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