Didier Dinart, the former coach of the French handball team, who had not coached since the European Championship in early 2020, will find a bench, but this time from a club. He will be in charge of Cavigal Nice Handball in Proligue (D2).
The start of a new adventure for Didier Dinart! The former pivot who won everything in club and selection as a player has been converted into management since the end of his career in 2013. If as an assistant everything smiled on him with three gold medals, as the main coach it went less well. Despite the title of world champion in 2017, he failed to win any other trophies. An eternity for the French team who had dominated all competitions for more than a decade, and 14th place in the 2020 European Championship was the straw too much for the leaders of French handball, who decided to dismiss him in the process. Without a team for a year and a half, the “Roc” has found a job and this time it will be with the Cavigal Nice Handball club.
Yesterday evening, alongside Diego Noto, members of the staff and players of the @CavigalNiceHand for the presentation of the Cavigal Handball Pro D2 team. I wish them a very good season filled with success and emotion! pic.twitter.com/Lum9kWz6T3
– Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) September 10, 2021
A long-term project
A choice that could surprise many since the Nice club is only in Proligue, the second French division, but the Guadeloupe does not arrive alone since the one who has signed a three-year contract will come accompanied by his staff, including in particular Edu Fernandez, 42-year-old Spaniard and former teammate at Ciudad Real but also ex-Nice coach between 2015 and 2019. The Proligue sevenths last season intend to settle in the elite in the near future, with a new hall project supported by Mayor Christian Estrosi. Indeed, according to the daily nice morning, the club, which presented its new project this Thursday evening, new shareholders and partners have been announced to support the Côte d’Azur club. Nice beat JS Cherbourg 29-26 on Friday for the 1st day of the championship.