ESTAC Troyes

ESTAC Troyes to appoint Laurent Batlles as manager

As reported by our colleague Mohamed Toubache-TER, Ligue 2 side ESTAC Troyes have moved quickly to replace outgoing manager Rui Almeida, who has joined Normandy club SM Caen. Troyes have decided to appoint St Étienne scout-come-coach Laurent Batlles as their new … Read more »

Mamadou Samassa in advanced talks with Sivasspor

Yahoo Sport FR report that 29-year-old goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa, who is out of contract with ESTAC Troyes later this month, is closing in on a free transfer move to Turkey. The Malian goalkeeper is currently in Istanbul for advanced talks with … Read more »

SM Caen to appoint Rui Almeida

Ouest-France and others confirm that Normandy side SM Caen have completed a deal on a 2-year contract with the option to extend by a third to hire Rui Almeida and thus poach him from ESTAC Troyes. Almeida’s Troyes contract termination … Read more »

Troyes manager Rui Almeida confirms contact with English side (QPR)

Speaking following ESTAC Troyes’ 1-0 victory over GFC Ajaccio tonight, ESTAC Troyes manager Rui Almeida confirmed contact with an English club, widely understood to be QPR. “It is not really important, I am 150% concentrated on the club’s aim to … Read more »

Caen give up on chase of Romain Saïss, look to Jimmy Giraudon

L’Équipe reported yesterday that Ligue 1 strugglers Caen have been forced to abandon their pursuit of Moroccan international defensive midfielder Romain Saïss, who has all of a sudden found regular football with Premier League side Wolves. The 28-year-old is under … Read more »

Troyes defender Mathieu Deplagne heading to FC Cincinnati

France Football report this morning that FC Cincinnati will be signing Ligue 2 side ESTAC Troyes’ full-back Mathieu Deplagne. The 27-year-old has reached an agreement with the MLS outfit and will undergo a medical next week ahead of signing a … Read more »