Nice’s collection of Premier League cast-offs have a lot of work to do | Ligue 1

Nice were pioneers, the first Ligue 1 club to enjoy major sporting and financial success by pivoting towards developing young talent before selling it on for a profit. Now, most French clubs are geared towards emulating that philosophy. Coach Lucien Favre was key to that success but, having been reappointed this summer, he has returned to a better funded, more ambitious project. So far, however, repeating his previous success is proving difficult.

A meandering summer for the club started with public infighting between former coach Christophe Galtier – who is now in charge at PSG – and…

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