Racing Club Lens will be the first team to start working with Football Impact during the preseason 2019. The team arrives today and will spend New Year’s Eve on the Costa del Sol.
The French team will hold a mini-stage from today until January 3rd, when it will return to France, where they will face Reims in the French Cup. The team will return to Ligue 2 on 14th in a game that will face them to the last team, the Red Star.
Phillip Montanier is the team leader. The Frenchman has an extensive curriculum, having trained teams such as Rennes, Nottingham Forest, Real Sociedad or the French U-20 team.
Montanier wants to promote this season to Ligue 1. Currently the team is third tied at 32 points with Paris FC and Nort, all three in promotion positions.
The positions of direct promotion are occupied by Metz and Brest that have a nine and six points advantage respectively. Although the team is doing well, we hope that its stay at the Costa del Sol with Football Impact helps them to get the direct promotion to see them next season in Ligue 1.