The 65-year-old became a fan favourite during his first spell with Les Aiglons between July 2016 and June 2018, when he left for Borussia Dortmund, but struggled to get going after taking over in July this year. Nice were as low as 18th earlier in the season, after failing to win in their opening four league games, but Favre has since presided over an impressive recovery. Nice's star midfielder Mario Lemina has explained that the squad simply needed some time to adjust to their new manager's style and demands.
Johan Hamel, who had refereed in Ligue 1 for over a decade and recently officiated a Champions League match, has died at the age of 42.
He has recent experience in English football and could be brought back to these shores by one of three clubs, although they have their work cut out to get him
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