This is Michel Der Zakarian. Sacked from Brest on October 11, the technician (59 years old) had been free since and was only waiting for one thing, “go back to fight”. In the Hérault, he is preparing to find a club he knows well for having already trained him for four years (2017-2021), with a more than satisfactory record in Ligue 1 (10th, 6th, 8th, 8th ).
Accustomed to working with former members of the house, Montpellier also opted for Der Zakarian, a former MHSC player (more than 250 matches between 1988 and 1997), for his strong man profile. Having passed through Nantes twice, Clermont and Reims, he has already experienced this kind of situation to be managed in an emergency, unlike Pitau, for whom it was the first experience on a bench in Ligue 1.
A first match against… Brest
The historic assistant Pascal Baills having also been laid off, as well as the returning Frédéric Mendy, recalled this winter, Michel Der Zakarian should arrive with his staff to end the season, with maintenance as a goal. Current 15th in the Championship, Montpellier has only two points ahead of Strasbourg, the first relegation. Coincidence of the calendar: the first match of the new Montpellier coach will offer him Sunday (3 p.m.) a reunion with Brest.