Paris (AFP)

Argentinian Gonzalo Quesada returns to the Stade Français as a coach, the club he led between 2013 and 2017 announced on Friday.

"Our club will count on the great experience of its new head coach to start a new cycle and return to sporting success," said the Roses, who were last in the Top 14 when the season freeze in March.

The former Argentinian international (38 caps), now 46, joins the duo of coaches already in place last season formed by Julien Arias and Laurent Sempéré.

Quesada knows the capital club well, having played there as a player during the 2004-2005 season. He returned to the bench in Paris with whom he won the Top 14 in 2015 and the European Challenge in 2017.

Quesada, who also played in Béziers and Toulon, coached the Argentine Jaguares franchise.

A time assistant coach of the XV of France (2008-2011), in charge of the game at the foot and the goal scorers, he also coached Racing 92 (2011-2013) and Biarritz (2017-2018).

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