Former Hearts boss Daniel Stendel set to return to management in France

Former Hearts manager Daniel Stendel is set for a return to football management in France.

By Matthew Elder
Sunday, 16th May 2021, 2:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th May 2021, 2:47 pm
Former Hearts manager Daniel Stendel is set to take over at Ligue 2 side Nancy. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

The 47-year-old has agreed to take over at second tier side Nancy for his first job since departing Tynecastle last summer.

The German will replace Jean-Louis Garcia at the Ligue 2 club where he will reunite with Gaulthier Ganaye, the Nancy president, who was previously CEO at Barnsley when they were promoted to the Championship under Stendel’s entertaining and energetic brand of football.

According to reports in France Ganaye missed Nancy’s final match of the season against Amiens in order to finalise the deal in Belgium, with the move expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

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Stendel left Hearts following relegation to the Championship at the end of the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 season.

A release clause in his contract was activated with Ann Budge opting to bring back Robbie Neilson from Dundee United, who has led the club back to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

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