The number 19 of the Ligue 1 said good-bye to the Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso and called in the help of Vahid Halilhodzic, the 66-year-old Bosnian, who can boast of almost thirty years, trainerservaring. Halilhodzic worked the last years as coach of Japan.
The Bosnians knew the Asian country to the world cup in Russia, but two months before the tournament, he was dismissed. The Japanese blamed him for poor communication. Halilhodzic was previously coach of the Ivory coast and Algeria and worked as a trainer in Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Dinamo Zagreb.
As a player experienced Halilhodzic his best period in Nantes. He helped the French club in the season 1982-1983, with 27 goals to the French title. Two years later he was again top scorer of the Ligue 1, now with 28 goals.