Standard names Philippe Montanier as its new coach

BRUSSELS (AP) — Standard Liege named Philippe Montanier as its new coach on Wednesday, replacing Michel Preud’homme.

The 55-year-old Montanier, a former goalkeeper like Preud’homme, previously coached in France and Spain. He led Real Sociedad to a fourth-place finish in La Liga in 2013.

Financial terms of the deal and the length of Montanier’s contract were not disclosed.

Preud’homme, a product of Standard’s youth system, will stay at the club as vice-president.

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