Girard arrives at Lille a season after leading Montpellier to a remarkable Ligue 1 title.
“I knew him as a coach and for his achievements. I met a great, passionate and hard-working man,” Lille president Michel Seydoux told the club website. “I am proud and happy that Rene has joined our club.”
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