Former Togo coach Thierry Froger has signed an 18-month deal to take over as coach of French second division side Nimes, the club has announced.
Froger resigned from his post as coach of Togo "for personal reasons", according to the Togolese Football Federation (FTF). The 48-year-old Frenchman replaces Noel Tosi, who resigned as coach of the southern French club to return to his former post of head of the training academy.
Froger had signed an 18-month long deal to coach Togo in June 2010. However, the Frenchman has been subject to harsh criticism in the media in recent weeks as Togo continue their mediocre qualifying campaign for the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Togo are currently fourth in group K with three points and are behind Botswana (13 pts), Tunisia (7) and Malawi (6). Froger, 48, has coached several clubs in France including Le Mans (1994-1997), Lille (1997-1998), Chateauroux (1999-2003), FC Geugnon (2003-2004) and Reims (2005-2008).