December 4, 2020
The new ogc nice staff
The arrival of Adrian Ursea at the head of the OGC Nice first team has led to several changes. Here's how the Aiglons' technical staff now shapes up.
Fred Gioria (assistant coach)
Here's a familiar face. Since 2012, he's been assistant coach and has known battles for European places and struggles against relegation. After working alongside Eric Roy, René Marsiglia, Claude Puel, Lucien Favre and Patrick Vieira, Fred Gioria (51) will accompany Adrian Ursea in his new role. He's gone through everything with Le Gym (a great playing career, captain and Coupe de France victory, fitness coach, reserve team staff and assistant, and Fred will remain the club's Talent Manager, helping young players in their development.
Didier Digard (assistant coach)
A year after returning to the club, Didier Digard has joined the first-team staff. At 34, the former Gym captain, who proudly wore the club's colours from 2010 to 2015, will bring his experience and a fresh perspective. Since 3 December, 2019, Didier had been the assistant coach of the U17 side and the midfielders' coach at the club's youth academy.
Nicolas Dyon (fitness coach)
A new, old face, Nicolas will be the first-team's fitness coach. The 43-year-old worked at OGC Nice from 2005 to 2009 when Fred Antonetti was first-team coach. After working at Rennes, Grasshoppers and Lugano, he's back on the Côte d'Azur.
Christopher Juras (rehab coach)
Nicolas will be supported by Christopher (31), who has been at the club since 2008. 'Christo' first worked at the youth academy before becoming fitness coach to the first team in summer 2016. He'll now be in charge of bringing injured players back to full fitness.
Nicolas Dehon (goalkeeping coach)
Nicolas (52) will continue his work with the first-team goalkeepers. A former 'keeper himself at Troyes, he first coached at the club before going on to Le Havre, PSG, Marseille and Amiens before joining OGC Nice at the start of 2020. He succeeded Lionel Letizi, who is now working with the youth academy goalkeepers.