Lyon - Pierre Mignoni penned a five-year extension as Lyon
coach on Monday after overseeing their promotion to the Top 14 and overseeing a
flying start to the current campaign.
Lyon are third in the French top flight, just a point behind
leaders Montpellier, after five games under the 40-year-old former France scrumhalf.
"I believe ever more strongly in the Lyon
project," said Mignoni, who spent four years as defensive coach at Toulon.
"I was a little afraid of the length of the contract at
first but I want to take Lyon to the very top of French rugby," said the
coach whose new deal runs until 2023.