Rugby

Lyon reward red-hot Mignoni with five-year-deal

2017-09-26 08:30
Pierre Mignoni (Getty)

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.

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