The former coach of Brive and Pau, Nicolas Godignon, is in advanced contact with the leaders of Rouen, fourteenth in the Pro D2 season, to take over from Richard Hill.
Who will replace Richard Hill? Two years before the end of his contract, the English manager announced his departure from Rouen last week. The former international has decided to change air for personal reasons. “It is a carefully considered choice which comes after eight seasons spent at Stade Rouennais, then at Rouen Normandie Rugby,” the club’s statement said.
Richard Hill explains this decision in particular by the desire to be closer to his family. “Indeed, this year, the Covid did not allow him to travel to England to see his family as much as he wanted. Richard feels the need to get closer to them and spend a lot more time with his wife , her children and her grandchildren. “
Now Rouen, fourteenth in the Pro D2 season, is working hard to find a successor for him. Several avenues are being studied behind the scenes in recent days. The most advanced would lead to Nicolas Godignon, according to information from RMC Sport.
The former coach of Brive and Pau has spoken with the leaders of Normandy in recent days and the file is well advanced. Without a club since his ouster from the Section Paloise, as well as that of Thierry Manca, last December, Godignon could soon find a sideline. Last month, the Limoges club (Federal 1) announced that the former 46-year-old third row would bring “his expertise” during the offseason.