After the departure by common agreement of Patrice Collazo, Toulon confirmed to his new coach for the season: Franck Azema. The Frenchman, with a great career in Perpignan and Clermont, was announced as the new head coach of the team in which he works Facundo Isa.
Azema He will take over immediately, but next weekend’s Biarritz match will be led by interim James Coughlan. Bernard Lemaitre, President of Toulon, said: “I am very happy to welcome Franck Azema, a high-quality coach with extensive experience in French rugby. He has proven his skills and has obtained convincing results during his years in Clermont and Perpignan. Our common ambition will be to quickly find our way to victory and success, both in the TOP 14 and in the Champions Cup, “he commented.
For its part, Azema showed his happiness for his new challenge: “I am very proud to join Toulon, an iconic French and European rugby club. I am impressed by the Campus facilities which in themselves are a source of motivation and performance. The opportunity to lead the The club’s sporting future represents a very good challenge. I hope to return to the field and share my experience with the players and staff, with the aim of achieving positive results for the club very quickly, “he said.