Valenciennes: Ariel Jacobs appointed as coach of strugglers

Ariel Jacobs

Ligue 1's bottom side Valenciennes have appointed Ariel Jacobs as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

Jacobs succeeds Daniel Sanchez, who was sacked after leading the French club to only one win in nine games.

Belgian Jacobs, 60, was fired by FC Copenhagen in August and replaced with former Wolves boss Stale Solbakken.

He has won three league titles in the past four years, in Belgium with Anderlecht in 2010 and 2012 and with Danish side Copenhagen last season.

Jacobs also won two Belgian Cups, with La Louviere in 2003 and Anderlecht five years later.