Monaco coach and former Fulham star Sylvain Legwinski in running for Forest Green job
THE SNJ understands AS Monaco assistant coach and former Fulham star Sylvain Legwinski is in the running to land the job as manager of Forest Green.
Frenchman Legwinski,40, joined AS Monaco youth system at 18 under and broke into the first team under Arsène Wenger.
He developed into a midfield force under Jean Tigana's guidance, scoring nine league goals in 1996–97, as Monaco won the national title.
Legwinski teamed-up again with Tigana at Fulham in a £3.3million switch from Bordeaux under former chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.
At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, new Fulham boss Chris Coleman made it clear that Legwinski did not fit into the side's future plans and, in August 2006, following a successful trial with Ipswich Town, the player signed a two-year contract.
In his first year at the club, Legwinksi won the supporter's and manager's Player of the Year Award for 2006–07.
However, Legwinski found himself out of the picture for much of the following season, still managing to find the net twice, in draws against Queen's Park Rangers and Burnley.
Due to the team's extensive midfield, he was told he would not be offered a new contract and, as Town team-mate Fabian Wilnis, started looking to the future, working towards his coaching badges.
In September 2008, Legwinski underwent an unsuccessful trial with Swedish team IFK Göteborg. Early in the following year, he had another tryout in the country, with Örgryte IS, which had just won promotion to the top flight.
In March 2009, Legwinski joined St Neots Town as a player/assistant manager, joining player-manager Steve Lomas.
Shortly after, definitely retired, he moved to Crystal Palace as a youth coach before returning to Monaco as a coach.
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