Montpellier appoint Michel Der Zakarian as new boss
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 23/05/17 6:22pm
Montpellier have appointed Michel Der Zakarian as their new head coach.
Der Zakarian moves from Ligue 2 outfit Reims to replace Jean-Louis Gasset, who left the club after half a season in charge.
The Armenian was announced on mhscfoot.com as the new man in charge at Montpellier, where he spent 10 seasons as a player before retiring in 1998, but the length of his contract was undisclosed.
The move was initially announced in a statement from Reims, which read: "Michel Der Zakarian and Stade de Reims have mutually brought an end to their contractual relationship.
"The directors of the club and their counterparts at Montpellier Herault Sport Club have reached an agreement in principle for his transfer.
"Franck Rizzetto, Michel Der Zakarian's assistant at the club, will also move to MHSC, his first professional club."
Reims named his replacement, promoting David Guion from his role with their reserve team.