Didier Ollé-Nicolle

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Didier Ollé-Nicolle
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-09-02) September 2, 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Belley, France
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
US Orléans (manager)
Youth career
1968–1977 Auray
1977–1979 Angers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1984 Angers
1984–1990 Chambéry
1990–1991 Raon-l'Étape
Teams managed
1990–1999 Raon-l'Étape
2000–2003 Valenciennes
2003–2005 Nîmes
2005–2006 Châteauroux
2006–2009 Clermont
2009–2010 Nice
2010–2011 Neuchâtel Xamax
2011 Apollon Limassol
2011–2012 USM Alger
2012–2013 Rouen
2014 Benin
2015–2016 SR Colmar
2016– US Orléans
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Didier Ollé-Nicolle (born 2 September 1961 in Belley, Ain) is French former footballer and football manager. As of 1 January 2017, he is the head coach of US Orléans.


He had a modest playing career in French lower leagues for Angers, Chambéry and Raon-l'Étape. His demarcation was defender.

Coaching career[edit]

He coached Raon-l'Étape, Valenciennes, Nîmes, Châteauroux.[1] He has managing in Ligue 1 at OGC Nice, as of 1 July 2009[2] and on 9 March 2010 OGC Nice decided to sack him and put the team into the hands of Éric Roy, René Marsiglia and Frédéric Gioria.[3]

In September 2010, he was named Neuchâtel Xamax manager.[4] He was sacked after a 4–1 home defeat against FC Thun on 11 May 2011, leaving the Swiss Cup finalist two points clear of relegation with three games left.

In July 2011, he was hired as manager for Apollon Limassol F.C, a Cypriot team considered to be one of the strong teams on the island of Cyprus, with lot of supporters but with many economic and staffing issues surrounding the team in 2011. Didier Nicolle appeared to be the most appropriate manager after short-listing some others, to help the team regain its prestige and return to the path of titles and glory.

On November 10, 2011, Ollé-Nicolle was appointed as manager of Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side USM Alger, signing a two-year contract with the club.[5]

On May 24, 2012, it was confirmed Ollé-Nicolle would take charge as the coach of Championnat National side FC Rouen for the 2012–13 season.

In March 2014, Ollé-Nicolle was named the head coach of Benin on a two-year contract.[6] He departed the role in November 2014.[7]

In March 2015, he was named as head coach of SR Colmar in the third tier of French football.


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