Garde assumes Lyon reins
Remi Garde has been named as Lyon's new coach, succeeding Claude Puel.
The club finally severed ties with Puel on Monday following a complex arbitration process, and have wasted no further time in appointing his successor.
The 45-year-old has been in charge of Lyon's youth academy, and will be officially presented later today by club president Jean-Michel Aulas.
A statement on Lyon's official website read: "On Wednesday June 22 at 11:30am, [there will be] a press conference with Jean-Michel Aulas in the presence of Bernard Lacombe and Remi Garde for the appointment of the latter at the head of the first-team squad."
Puel left having failed to win a trophy since succeeding Alain Perrin in 2008.
Lyon had won the French title seven times in a row from 2002 prior to Puel's appointment, but his style of football and lack of success brought him few admirers at the Stade Gerland.
He steered the club to third place in Ligue 1 in the season just finished.