Paris - FC Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic has resigned after just one season
and will leave the club less than two weeks before the start of the new
Ligue 1 campaign, sources close to the club said Wednesday.
Bosnian-born Halilhodzic, 67, who took over as coach from Miguel
Cardoso in October last year, has had stormy relations with club owner
and president Waldemar Kita and his son Franck who is director general.
The former Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain player, who was an
international for the former Yugoslavia, has been critical of the club's
strategy and recruitment policy.
The club declined to comment on Halilhodzic's impending departure,
but the souces indicated that he will quit the club after Friday's
friendly against Genoa.
Stephane Ziani, the current youth coach, is in line to replace him
for the first Ligue 1 match of the season against Lille on August 11.