Former OGCN keeper Lloris said, "Already, I am really happy that he is the coach of OGC Nice. I appreciate the person. I had the chance to meet him at the beginning of my career in the national team.
"He was a huge player, a huge personality. This is an opportunity for the club and for him to prove himself. He has a vision, the style of play, in the continuity of recent years. I wish them the best and I will be their first supporter."