French coach Jean Tigana has left Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, a Chinese daily reported on Monday, but he for his part told AFP he had not resigned.


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The return of Tigana.

Former French international Jean Tigana was appointed on Monday as general manager of Sporting Club Toulon (National 2, 4th division), the Var club announced on Twitter.

"Jean Tigana at the Sporting Club de Toulon, it's done," tweeted the Var club.

"Welcome to the new Azure and Gold general manager in charge of the club's sports policy."

Tigana is returning to the club he started his playing career with when he was 20.

The former midfielder of the France team (52 ​​caps) stayed there for three seasons before leaving for Lyon, then Bordeaux and Marseille.

As a coach, Tigana (65) has not worked since 2012 and has experience in China.

"A press conference will be held this Friday to discuss his coming to Toulon and all of these missions," added the club.


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