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Pouliquen takes on Metz challenge

Published: Tuesday 25 December 2007, 5.04CET
Yvon Pouliquen has taken over as coach of FC Metz with his new club languishing nine points adrift at the bottom of Ligue 1 going into the French winter break.

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Published: Tuesday 25 December 2007, 5.04CET

Pouliquen takes on Metz challenge

Yvon Pouliquen has taken over as coach of FC Metz with his new club languishing nine points adrift at the bottom of Ligue 1 going into the French winter break.

Yvon Pouliquen has taken over as coach of FC Metz with the team bottom of Ligue 1.

Nine points adrift
Metz sacked Francis De Taddeo in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 loss at one of Pouliquen's old teams, FC Lorient, leaving the club nine points adrift of their nearest rivals FC Sochaux-Montbéliard with only one win in the first half of the season. The newly-appointed 45-year-old left Ligue 2 side Grenoble Foot 38 at the end of last season having also led RC Strasbourg and EA Guingamp.

'Decent challenge'
Pouliquen, who has signed a contract until summer 2010 and will begin his reign away at LOSC Lille Métropole on 12 January, said: "I could have taken over another side at the beginning of the season. But I was waiting for a decent challenge and Metz are a decent challenge. I am aiming only to finish as high as we can."

Last updated: 25/12/07 16.48CET

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