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Courbis tasked with reviving Montpellier

Published: Monday 9 December 2013, 22.27CET
Fourth from bottom of Ligue 1, Montpellier Hérault SC have reappointed Rolland Courbis as their new coach following the departure of Jean Fernandez last week.
Courbis tasked with reviving Montpellier
Rolland Courbis has returned to Montpellier ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 9 December 2013, 22.27CET

Courbis tasked with reviving Montpellier

Fourth from bottom of Ligue 1, Montpellier Hérault SC have reappointed Rolland Courbis as their new coach following the departure of Jean Fernandez last week.

Rolland Courbis has been named coach of Montpellier Hérault SC for a second time following the departure of Jean Fernandez last week.

The 60-year-old was initially in charge from 2007-2009, during which time he guided Montpellier back up to the top flight. "I'm not coming in as a magician. I don't believe in shock therapy," he said. "In the short term, the priority is the two matches coming up against Saint-Étienne and Bastia. Then there is the winter break."

Courbis takes over the reins with the 2011/12 French champions five points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place having gone eight Ligue 1 games without a win. His first assignment comes at home to AS Saint-Étienne on Friday.

Last updated: 09/12/13 22.43CET

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